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New Exhibition Opens in Reykjavík’s Artótek Gallery

An exhibition of the work of Icelandic visual artist Soffía Saemundsdóttir opened on Thursday in the Artótek gallery in Reykjavík City Library, Grófarhús, on Tryggvagata 15. Because of their themes, her works are sometimes called “historical paintings.”

Saemundsdóttir’s art feature people dressed in some sort of national costumes, although it is unclear which country they represent. The artist calls them travelers of an adventurous world, a press release states.

Saemundsdóttir often paints on wood and uses the veins of the wooden boards as inspiration for the worlds she creates. However, paintings on canvas and paper will also be displayed, and a video about the artist’s work will be screened.

The artist has been represented in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Iceland and abroad, mainly in Europe and North America. She has received awards such as the Jay De Fao Award in 2003 and the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award in 2004.

The exhibition runs through December 13.

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