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Three New Exhibitions in Reykjavík Art Museum

Three new art exhibitions opened in Reykjavík Art Museum yesterday: the group exhibition “Coloursynthesis” (a neologism, created through a play on the Icelandic word for photosynthesis: ljóstillífun), “Astronauts” by Erró and “D15” by Dodda Maggý.

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, untitled, 2008.

“Coloursynthesis” introduces a group of young Icelandic artists who have concentrated on painting in the last few years.

While they may not share a style or a philosophical outlook, these artists do share a visual culture—shaped by comic books, animated films, computer graphics, and street art—which has profoundly influenced the graphic sensibility of their work and which separates them from earlier painting movements, a press release describes.

These influences are visible in the formal elements of their works rather than in their imagery. Although some flaunt appropriated images, most of the paintings originate from the artists’ own imagination.

The participating artists are Davíd Örn Halldórsson, Gabríela Fridriksdóttir, Gudmundur Thoroddsen, Heimir Björgúlfsson, Helgi Thórsson, Jón Henrysson, Ragnar Jónasson, Sara Riel, Sigga Björg Sigurdardóttir, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson and Thórdís Adalsteinsdóttir.

The exhibition is curated by Hafthór Yngvason. Admission is free.

For further details on the other exhibitions, visit the museum’s website.

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