Opening night: Wednesday, February 1. (18:00 - 20:00)
Open daily until Febraury 4, 13:00–17:00.
’Inscapes’, a term originally coined by Roberto Matta, is an artistic interpretation of the mind in the form of a landscape. In the work of Icelandic artist Brynja Kristinsdóttir and Australian artist Danielle Johansen, the term is challenged into discussing both the body and mind in response to a landscape. Taken from both interior and exterior spaces, the exhibition explores cultural simplicities in self-deprecating paintings and drawings, coupled with cropped photographs of landscapien self-portraits.
Danielle Johansen is an Australian artist (1994) based in Berlin, and currently showing as a part of the Listastofan Artist Residency. Working primarily with painting and drawing, the artist explores the delicacy of identity and self-indulgence. In her current series, the artist discusses the roles we play when interacting with our environment and the selfishness that follows. The artist experiments with materials, language and the viewers own reflection to discuss selfies in a modern paradox, consumerism, and cultural extremes in a foreign land.
Brynja Kristinsdóttir is a Reykjavík born artist who mainly works in the medium of photography. In her work, Brynja challenges the viewer’s perception of beauty and aesthetics by calling attention to the errors, or the unfamiliar angles of our everyday existence. With an extensive use of cropping, the artist has constructed images that contrast the body with architectural spaces to distort the traditional concepts of occupying a space.
Image: ´Geysir on green.´ Acrylic on perspex, 2017. Danielle Johansen