A new exhibition of experimental prints and graphic works by Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir, entitled “Specimen”, opens at Gallery Ágúst in Reykjavík today. Her main subject matters, nature, land and weather, appear in a different mode in the prints made with different techniques.
Kristjánsdóttir is best known for her large oil paintings, installations and video but readily uses several different media such as prints and graphics, a press release states.
She created the works on display in collaboration with printing experts in Iceland and abroad, for example Kip Gresham at the Print Studio in Cambridge, England, Rikhard Valtingojer in Stödvafjördur, Johann Ludwig Torfason and others.
Kristjánsdóttir’s career spans many years; she studied classical painting at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provance in France. Her approach to the print media is therefore fresh and innovative. Some of her most recent print works have recently been exhibited in China.
The exhibition runs until March 19.