OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY MARCH 13TH FROM 5-8 PM
HÙBERT NÓI & HALLGRÍMUR HELGASON / VISITATION / 13.03.-11.04.2015
In collaboration with Tveir Hrafnar Listhús.
THE ICELANDIC AMBASSADOR, BENEDIKT JÓNSSON, WILL OPEN THE EXHIBITION
Galleri Christoffer Egelund cordially invites you to the opening of Húbert Nói and Hallgímmur Helgason: "Visitation" Friday the 13th of March 2015 from 17-20. The exhibition will run until April the 11th 2015. Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 11-18, Saturdays from 12-16. For further information and press photographs, please contact the gallery at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at +45 33 93 92 00.
Húbert Nói Jóhannesson * 1961
In the year 1982 and onwards I executed geological research in the highlands of Iceland. These surveys where aimed at the earth’s interior- circumstances hidden under the surface.
The measuring points where identified with poles that later got drawn onto a map by a surveying team. That map showed my exact position months earlier.
My artworks have from that time dealt with locations and memory. I am like the measuring instruments taking in my environment - traveling with it and in it- within me.
That evokes the question whether the locations I paint - from memory - show an actual location or an inner location.
Physicists and mathematicians are now looking at possible parallel worlds. That evokes my interests for it mirrors the two worlds I live in - the outer world and the world within - and the wish to synchronize them.
Hallgrimur Helgason is an artist and writer. He has held over 30 solo exhibitions and published 8 novels, the best known being 101 Reykjavik (1996), The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning (2008) and The Woman at 1000° (2011). Five of his novels have been published in Danish, two of his novels have been filmed, three have been staged in a theatre and three of them have been nominated to the Nordic Prize of Literature. Helgason has also written original film scripts. A Danish movie based on his screenplay (Comeback, starring Anders W. Berthelsen, directed by Natasha Arthy) will premiere in the summer of 2015. Here is a link: http://www.nordiskfilm.dk/Nyheder/C-O-M-E-B-A-C-K---sommerens-danske-komedie/
Hallgrimur Helgason started out as a visual artist, studying in Reykjavik and Munich. He later lived for three years in New York and five years in Paris, showing at galleries like Stux, Alain Gutharc and Philippe Rizzo. Since 1996 Helgason has been living in Iceland, dividing his time between writing and painting, between Reykjavik and the small island of Hrísey.
The graphic series "The Kodak Moments" were executed in the years 2004-2007 and shown at the Turpentine Gallery in Reykjavik in February 2007. With their sarcastically happy title, the series are mostly, though unconsciously, based on the artist's own difficult relationship with the mother of his 2 youngest children, a relation that ended in divorce in early 2009. The series focus on the B-side of bliss, the dark side of love, the duties and dangers of family life, the ongoing tension and possible treason inside the household, the everlasting battle of the sexes. The works were drawn by hand and then scanned and worked on in the computer, and digitally printed. The original number of works was 110.