Akureyrarvaka, 2014

Portrait of ‘Sia’ painted over Akureyrarvaka festival weekend in Akureyri, Iceland while in residence.

Created in reference to Minjasafnið á Akureyri photo archives of local woman and young actress ‘Sia’ in her young age from a 1970′s theatre production of Dimmalimm who passed away in 2010. The piece focuses on supporting continuing local theatre productions in Akureyri, currently under question in the town.

Thanks to Jon Gunnar, Anna Freyja and Hörður Geirsson from Minjasafniđ á Akureyri

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Minjasafnið á Akureyri photo archives

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Akureyri Theatre

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Akureyri, Iceland

 

Commission for Kópavogsbær

Jón úr Vör, Icelandic poet commissioned by Kópavogsbær in Kópavogur, Iceland.

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Kópavogur, Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Part one of a series of walls painted in the Harbour of Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar.

This small community is the site of the Volcanic Eruptions here in 1973 in which the town and community was nearly abandoned.  This painting is based on the image of island local Halla Svavarsdottír sowing the mountain Heimakletti after the eruption in 1976 as the community took many years to recover, she still walks up this mountain regularly to this day.

The image was referenced from local photography archive Sigurgeir ljósmyndari by Sigurgeiri Jónasson.

Many thanks to Guðmundur, Simmi, Unnur, and the family.

Also covered here;

http://www.eyjafrettir.is/frettir/vigtartorgid-faer-andlitslyftingu/2014-06-20

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Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

RVK-RVX project in Reykjavik, Iceland

Commissioned project for the Héðinsgata house in Reykjavik, Iceland. The works Combined a research-based study of the building with referenced photographs by Andrés Kolbeinsson from the screenplay of the Jean-Paul Satre play ‘No Exit’ performed in Reykjavik in 1961.

Painted are the characters Inez, Estelle and Garcin played by Helga Lowell, Erling Gislason, Kristbjörg Kjeld. Many thanks to my sponsors, RWS crew, Orri, Hilmar and Reykjavik Museum of Photography.

Additional links;

‘Veðrið getur sett strik í reikninginn’

‘Australian Artist Reclaims Reykjavik’s Rough Walls’

Fegrar ásýnd Héðinshússins’

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Photographs by Andrés Kolbeinsson

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‘Hell is other people,’ The characters Estelle and Garcin

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The actors Erlingur Gíslason and Helga Löve, Photography by Roman Gerasymenko

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Helga Löve, Helga-nina Aas and myself, Image by Roman Gerasymenko