"Fossar" 2007. Public collection. In exhibition at "Varðan", Sandgerði. Mixed media, 20x80cm
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"Earth´s Alchemy, 2010. Mixed media.
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Silvia Björg icelandic nature paintings
In my art the natural matherials are an important component. The moss symbolices for me the fragility in oposition and contrast to the hardness of the lava.
The artworking process begins when i walk through the nature
and i feel directly visual and tactil contact with all around me and it continues when i´m in the studio when i´m working it on canvas.
I work with images that i have inside my mind.
In my artwork wild nature it´s in continuous change...there is a creation-destruction of matherials and the fragility of primitive vegetal life is in symbiosis with the roughness of the solidified incandescent mineral that births from the core of the Earth...
All this factors help me to shape images in wich elements are in evolution and they are the reflection of the eternal cycle of life and death.
The magic and power of nature are my inspiration.
If we make a tour through Art History, it´s possible to think that my work have influences from Romanticism but also have some influences of Expressionism.
If we observe the tecnique, we can remember Matherical Art, (inside Informalism), but my work it´s too connected with real image of nature and Informalism did´t worked with the rational composition...
There´s influence of Action Painting and important influence of Eco Art,(that comes from Land Art, but it´s a bit different). Inside this art movement we find spanish contemporary artists like Fernando Casás or Miguel Angel Blanco. In this type of art the matherials are considered something sacred and there´s a ritual component in the making process.
There´s also an influence of the contemporary spanish artist Miguel Barceló, but i have also influences from icelandic nature artists like Kjarval or Eggert Pétursson...and perhaps Ólafur Elíasson with his moss wall.
In my artworking process i combine the espountaneous gest with studied precision.
I use to mixture media, matherials and tecniques to form threedimensional textured images.
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