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Sigurdur Olafsson

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Sigurdur Olafsson

Hometown: Kopavogur

Based in: Kopavogur

 

Sigurdur Olafsson is a visual artist living and working in Iceland.

Working within the field of contemporary abstract art he applies acrylic paint to his canvases with large custom-made squeegees, trowels, spatulas, and other unconventional tools. Through an accumulation of spontaneous, reactive gestures he composes striking, multifaceted works with intriguing color combinations and a mathematical twist that explore the boundaries between order and chaos, faith and uncertainty.

Although abstract in nature, Olafsson's work is often inspired by the colors, rhythms, and seasons of the Icelandic landscape. His passion is to use the medium of painting to explore new patterns and forms that will lead to new creative discoveries. His paintings pose a series of questions rather than provide clear statements or narratives. The works thus contain an account of his search for that elusive and ethereal something that can only be discovered through art and the meticulous application of the creative process.

Olafsson is a graduate of The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. His work has been exhibited in various institutions in Iceland and his work is held in public and private collections in Iceland and in private collections in Europe, Canada and the USA.

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Spring Snow

Sigurdur Olafsson, Iceland

Painting

US$ 550

Blinded No More

Sigurdur Olafsson, Iceland

Painting

US$ 1,150

Midnight Sun

Sigurdur Olafsson, Iceland

Painting

US$ 1,250

Infinity's Edge

Sigurdur Olafsson, Iceland

Painting

US$ 2,700

Gratitude

Sigurdur Olafsson, Iceland

Painting

US$ 550

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About Sigurdur Olafsson


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Spontaneous, Intuitive, Expressive


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Sam Tchakalian, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Pierre Soulages, Mark Rothko


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My mind


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

There are no rules in art


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Living and working in Iceland means there is no lack of inspiration

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