#VOXEL21 - HALLA BIRGISDOTTIR
This month we are featuring a collection of paintings by Icelandic artist Halla Birgisdóttir.
Based in Reykjavík, Birgisdóttir describes herself as a 'myndskáld', a 'pictorial storyteller'. In her practice, she adopts media including drawing, painting, animation and installation, as she explores narrative and how it can be created in pictorial forms.
Using an eclectic mix of visual elements, including abstract shapes, figurative images and text, Birgisdóttir's works convey pictorial stories. In the artists' own words:
'I create a fragmented narrative space, where I manage my food for thought with sincerity. The voice of the artworks, the voice of the texts, the voice of the artist and the voice of the reader/spectator meet and form contacts that create the artwork.'
Halla Birgisdóttir is a graduate of the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and has previously shown work in solo shows at Reykjavík's Crymo Gallerí, Nordic House Gallery and Finland's House of Gjutars Gallery.
Halla's site specific work 'She is baffled by her obligations' will be shown at the Better Weather Window Gallery in Reykjavík throughout April 2015.
Visit www.hallabirgisdottir.org for more information about the Artist.