"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 materials are an important component. The moss symbolices for me the fragility in oposition and contrast to the hardness of the lava.
The art-working process begins when i walk through the nature
and i feel directly visual and tactile 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 materials 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...
This factors allow me to shape images in which 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, my work has influences from Romanticism, the idea of reflecting the sublime,( that is terrible but beautiful at the same time ), in Nature...but it also have a something of Expressionism.
If we observe the technique, we can remember Materical Art, (inside Informalism), but my work it´s too connected with real image of nature and Informalism didn´t worked with the rational composition...
There´s some influences of Action Painting and important influence from 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 materials 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 and i mixture media, materials and techniques to form three-dimensional textured images.
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