SIGRÚN ÓLAFSDÓTTIR‘s objects and sculptures all speak of one thing:
the awareness of the fragility of any equilibrium, endangered at any moment by a breath of wind, an abrupt movement, a too violent word, a bold thought, a volcanic eruption, ….
Her art captures not only the intersection of stability to fragility, the moment of transition from one position to another – she invents objects that make an impossible balance possible and let them dance in the wind.
What looks like magic and seems to suspend gravity is actually a sophisticated combination of diverse materials, such as wood, steel, lead, aluminium, rubber, latex, ink and paper, crystallised in elaborate experiments.
She realises meter-high sculptures, installations, the design of bridges, buildings and large squares. And at the same time light and handy objects.
Her drawings and silkscreens are works of art in their own right.
SIGRÚN ÓLAFSDÓTTIR, born in Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Saarbrücken.
From 1986-1994 she studied sculpture at the Myndlista og Handíðaskóli, Reykjavík, Island and at the University of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany. Since 2006 numerous scholarships, awards, solo exhibitions and exhibition participations in galleries, art halls and museums brought her to Germany, France, Luxembourg, Iceland, Sweden and Finland.
Participation in art fairs:
- 2019 Art Karlsruhe
- 2021 Positions Art Fair Berlin (with ARTBASE)
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