The Shadow by Steingrímur Eyfjörð
The Shadow by Steingrímur Eyfjörð. Art Print: Signed and numbered in pencil, 50x70 cm/19.7x27.5 in. Photographer: Jóhann Leó. Published by Reykjavík Print, edition of 200. © Steingrímur Eyfjörð. The original: The Shadow, 2013. Size: 50x60 cm/19.6x23.6 in. Enamel and spray paint on aluminum. Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík.
About the artist
Steingrímur Eyfjörð (b. 1954, Iceland) is one of the foremost of a generation of artists who came to prominence in Iceland during the 1970s. His work employs a wide variety of media, including photography, comic strip, video, painting, sculpture, performance, writing and installation. His art may appear equally diverse conceptually: founded on influences as disparate as folk tales, Icelandic sagas, women’s fashion magazines, religion, superstition, critical theory and many other current topics.
Eyfjörd’s chains of association intersect at a nodal point of multiple meaning, forming a body of work that is multi-layered and at times perplexing yet always reveals an articulate and unexpected approach to the issues at hand. Steingrímur represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2007.