Works by Hjörtur Hjartarson Displayed in New York Skip to content

Works by Hjörtur Hjartarson Displayed in New York

Due to positive response to Icelandic artist Hjörtur Hjartarson’s pieces in the collaborative two-artist exhibition with Hildur Jónsson, “Evoking Iceland,” the More North gallery in New York is extending his portion of the exhibition to December 6, as well as adding new works to it, beginning October 6.

Hjörtur Hjartarson: “Untitled Painting” (2009), oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in.

“Evoking Iceland,” which ended this week, introduced over 20 canvases, “whose nontraditional, abstract landscapes evoke the rich and varied scenery of these artists’ native land,” a More North press release describes.

Hjartarson also deals with the different climates of Reykjavík and New York. “My relationship with New York goes way back,” the artist revealed. “My father used to sail there and told me stories about the city, and when I grew older I went.”

“New York inspires me because it is like a central station in many ways: art, food, people, business… very colorful. You can find everything in New York, from nature to hard, cold buildings. The intake of information just walking down the street is overwhelming (in a good sense!),” Hjartarson added.

The More North gallery is located on 39 North Moore St. Visit its website for further information.

Click here to read a review of “Evoking Iceland.”

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