spring RESIDENTS. I.IV – 17.VI. 2018
Valgerdur Yr Magnudottir
Valgerður Ýr Magnúsdóttir is an Icelandic artist currently based between Oslo and Budapest. She graduated with a bachelor degree in Fine Art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2017 and will go on to study a Masters of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art beginning in the fall of 2018.
All joy for all eternity
The power of color relationships plays a central role in Valgerður's practice. Her work explores the gestural and organic possibilities of industrial materials to create abstract formations. Driven by unpredictable results and the desire to extend the limitation of materials, her work frequently involves the process of dissolving through destruction and decay. In the work exhibited she approaches painting as an intersection in time, expanding on the questions about where the work comes from and its transition from the space of making to the space of exhibiting.