Muddy River and Other Art Exhibits in Reykjavík Skip to content

Muddy River and Other Art Exhibits in Reykjavík

The exhibition “Muddy River – Pictures of Jökulsá á Fjöllum” by Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson opened at the ASÍ Art Museum in Reykjavík last week and will run through December 11.


Running water has been Sigtryggur’s motif for years. As a painter he strives to understand natural phenomena through the creation of art, a press release explains.

He tries to understand the incomprehensible flux that happens when light reflects on the surface of water, then pulled down and pushed across stones, sand and mud.

The exhibition’s theme is the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum. The moods, forms and energy of the water are featured in his oil paintings, watercolors and photographs.

ASÍ Art Museum is open daily except Mondays from 1 pm to 5 pm and admission is free.

An exhibition of paintings by Halldóra Emilsdóttir, aka Dóra, opened at the Artótek gallery at Reykjavík City Library earlier this month and will run through December 11.


In the past years, Dóra has been best known for her large, round paintings on plexiglass. She has also received recognition for her design of hats and other accessories under the brand Dóru húfur.

Her most recent paintings are figurative, as they were at the beginning of her career, where the human aspect is prominent. At Artótek an art of self portraits by Dóra are on display.

In addition to being a painter and designer, Dóra also works as a chef at the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

In Reykjavík Art Gallery the exhibition “Leyningur” (which means something like “The Hidden One”) by Sigríður Helga Hauksdóttir opened on November 4 and will run for another week.

Sigríður’s theme is the stories of the people around her and her own role in their lives. “A part of one story is combined with the moment of destiny and connected with fractions of emotion from the hidden world,” a press release describes.

The gallery is open on weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm and on weekends from 12 to 6 pm. All are welcome.


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