Carnegie Art Award
Carnegie Exhibition to Open in Reykjavík
“Kristján Guðmundsson has been impressively consistent in his explorations over more than four decades of the terms and foundations of drawing and painting, and how time and dimensions, cause and effect, can be visualised. His Black and White Paintings in Grey and White Frames consist of black and white monochrome paintings that have been placed in custom made grey and white metal frames. A sound-insulating material has again been placed behind the painted canvases, with the effect that the works attain a synaesthetic quality, absorbing the surrounding noise. In these sound-absorbing paintings, he has characteristically, and with a shrewd wink at minimalism, once again merged material and idea into aesthetic objects replete with meaning.”
The exhibition will be formally opened by Iceland’s prime minister, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.
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