The exhibition “The Compass Self-Proximity and Mild Softeners” by Ólöf Björg Björnsdóttir is currently running in the Artótek gallery in Reykjavík City Library. The last day of the exhibition is tomorrow.
Björnsdóttir’s paintings are described as chaotic, precise and colorful. The artist also uses installations in her artwork, which in the past have included live animals, toys and scents.
The artist refers to her current exhibition as, “Some kind of a poem about sticky mentality mixed with a source of awakening. Some kind of meeting on balance and search for harmony of different elements in each work, in their conversations with other works and especially their conversations with the viewer.”
Björnsdóttir graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2001, specializing in painting. She has also studied visual art at the University of Granada, Spain, worked at the textile workshop Ami Ann and studied under An Ho Bum in Seoul 1994-1995.