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Heimir Björgúlfsson
updated: 07/16/2009
website: www.bjorgulfsson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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elderly excuse for unspoken value
this place where you are now born is not your real home
correlation to size disappear
resembling good times
being not what it is
three are better than two
spectator usually quite drab
exceptionally impossible
season killdeer longing
shiner knot ones unwashed parts
cause for the herd to scatter
great phobia of an irrational egg
Peculiar particular
Blue beyond belief
Peculiar melodies
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, organic, collage, nature, urban, conceptual, autobiographical, humor, memory, landscape
 
 
elderly excuse for unspoken value by Heimir Björgúlfsson
elderly excuse for unspoken value
color pencil, pencil, spraypaint and photograph on paper
2009
30" x  23" 
this place where you are now born is not your real home by Heimir Björgúlfsson
this place where you are now born is not your real home
color pencil, marker, spraypaint and photograph on paper
2009
30" x  23" 
correlation to size disappear by Heimir Björgúlfsson
correlation to size disappear
color pencil, marker, spraypaint and photograph on paper
2009
30" x  23" 
resembling good times by Heimir Björgúlfsson
resembling good times
color pencil on paper and photograph
2009
19 3/4" x  015 3/4" 
being not what it is by Heimir Björgúlfsson
being not what it is
color pencil, marker, spraypaint and photograph on paper
2008
30" x  23" 
three are better than two by Heimir Björgúlfsson
three are better than two
color pencil on paper, goldleaf and photograph
2008
17 1/2" x  13" 
spectator usually quite drab by Heimir Björgúlfsson
spectator usually quite drab
color pencil, marker, spraypaint and photograph on paper
2008
30" x  23" 
exceptionally impossible by Heimir Björgúlfsson
exceptionally impossible
color pencil, marker, spraypaint and photograph on paper
2008
30" x  23" 
season killdeer longing by Heimir Björgúlfsson
season killdeer longing
color pencil, pencil and photograph on paper
2007
30" x  23" 
shiner knot ones unwashed parts by Heimir Björgúlfsson
shiner knot ones unwashed parts
color pencil, pencil and photograph on paper
2007
30" x  23" 
cause for the herd to scatter by Heimir Björgúlfsson
cause for the herd to scatter
color pencil on paper and photograph
2007
12" x  18" 
great phobia of an irrational egg by Heimir Björgúlfsson
great phobia of an irrational egg
color pencil on paper and photograph
2007
12" x  18" 
Peculiar particular by Heimir Björgúlfsson
Peculiar particular
color pencil and photo collage on paper
2006
20" x  20" 
Blue beyond belief by Heimir Björgúlfsson
Blue beyond belief
colour pencil drawing and photo collage
2005
12" x  16" 
Peculiar melodies by Heimir Björgúlfsson
Peculiar melodies
75 individual colour pencil and printed drawing collages
2004
16 " x  12 " 

Artist Statement
My work is about man's releationship with his surroundings and nature. How we as humans conquer, co-exist, and/or bow under nature and our surroundings, raising the questions there within. How far we will go in order to succeed without realising failure. How nature and man reacts under those certain self created conditions, in contrast to or along with his ideology, culture and personality. Much like the unpredictable behaviour created by a situation which enforces you to behave differently than you otherwise would. I am not after any solution, but the questions that are raised.

I seek out different working methods through a variety of mediums to create works that challenge one another as well as benefit from each other. My artistic development thrives on the challenge to bring together different works to form a whole as an installation. This process is partly encouraged by my Icelandic background and how it clashes, and has clashed with the surroundings I currently, as well as previously have lived in. To emphasise this, nature is in many ways unaltered by man where I grew up and then moving to study in The Netherlands, where practically every square foot is man-made or altered, has really shaped my artistic direction.

Artist Bio / CV
Born 1975 in Reykjavík, Iceland. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Education: 2001-03 MFA, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL.
1998-01 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL.
1997-98 Sonology, Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, NL
Selected solo exhibitions:
2009:'STORIES OF EVENTS or Arctic Tropic Trash Soundtracks' CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX. (cat.)
2008:'Silver is to speak' gallerí BOX, Akureyri, IS.
2007:'allure gone buffalo' d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, CA.'ARRAY; habits harmful of great' CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX.
2006:'bird shark felt of feather' ZINGERpresents, Tilburg, NL.'Rhythms Perfect & Peculiar Melodies' De Branderij, Antwerp, BE.
2005:'Alca torda vs. rest' Kling & Bang Gallerí, Reykjavík, IS.
2004:'All birds shiver' W139, Amsterdam, NL.'Disco Musical Stories' Buro Leeuwarden - Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL.
2003:'Gott er allt sem vel endar (sheep in disguise)' The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS. 'West of Eden' Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL.
Selected group exhibitions:
2009:'Summertime 09' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH. 2008:'Sculpture Part I & II' Western Project, Culver City, CA. 'Six from LA' Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, SW.
2007: 'Bird Watching' De Vishal, Haarlem, NL. 'Those Quaint moments of Distress' Montanaberlin, Berlin, DE. 'Range' d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, CA.
2006:'Aus dem Norden' Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany.'De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs' Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL
2005:'Nordlicht - Myth and Melancholy' Cologne Artspace Temporary, Cologne, DE. 'The stars are so big…' Manuela Klerkx, Milan, IT. 2004:'Rare Birds' STORE, London, UK.'Present Tense' Playstation, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL. 'The stars are so big…' Schipper & Krome, Berlin, DE.'A Temp. Monument for McComb' STUK, Leuven, BE.'Sons & Dottirs' TENT.CBK, Rotterdam, NL.