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Þór Sigurþórsson

þór Sigurþórsson (b. 1977) lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. Þór often works with materials and things which he picks up. Computer screens, window scrapers and car head rests are among the items he has used. Things which we normally would not notice now disrupt our visual and natural habit; what was natural has now been turned upside down and we must start anew.

The piece Vasar, especially created for Multis, is a computer drawing of Vases , printed on plexiglass taken from the inside of a computer screen.

The texture of the plexiglass and shape give the vase a feeling of being somewhere between 2 and 3 dimensionsl.

Symbolically and literally, the vase is an open form. It may be the most fundamental symbol that represents how we create meaning through our interactions with objects and form. It is a vessel, a form that echos the female body, and that requires human interaction to have meaning.

The viewer comes to the work and the work asks the viewer to place their own ideas, history, pathos and bathos within the object they’re looking at.

It’s an honest allegory of what looking at art always is.

A meeting of minds. Up for interpretation. Much the way the internet functions. The web that the computer screens these works are printed on used to project.

CV

Education:

  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. M.F.A., Fine Art, 2008.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2020 – Herbergið- Kirsuberjatréð, “Skjátími,” Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2019 – Gallerí Úthverfa, “Headrests,” Ísafjörður, Ísland.
  • 2019 – Gallerý Port, “There We Go,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2019 – Bismút, “Newsstands,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2016 – Hverfisgallerí, “Skafmynd,” Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2016 – Stöpullinn-Listasafn ASÍ, “Hangs,” Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2015 – Harbinger, “Óljóst,” Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2014 – Listasalur Mosfellsbæjar, “Þjófstart,” Mosfellsbær, Ísland.
  • 2014 – 002 Gallerí, “Þór Sigurþórsson,” Hafnarfjörður, Ísland.
  • 2013 – Þoka, “Skjáblinda,” Reykjavik, Ísland.

    Group Exhibitions
  • 2020 – Gerðarsafn, “Þegar allt kemur til alls”, Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2018 – Glasgow International – Stallan Brand, “Hold the door,” Glasgow, Skotland.
  • 2018 – Listahátið í Reykjavik, “Hjólið,” Reykjavík, Iceland.
  • 2016 – Voidvoid-Archive, “The non-absence of McGuffin,” Glasgow, Skotland.
  • 2016 – Listasafn Íslands, ”Ljósmálun,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2016 – Listamenn gallerý, “Venn-Mynd,” Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2015 – D-salur/Kunstlager – Listasafn Reykjavíkur, ”MIX,“ Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2015 – D-hall/Kunstlager – Listasaf Reykjavíkur, ” Kyrralíf/Still life,” Reykjavík, Ísland.
  • 2015 – Gallerý Gamma, “Eitt leiðir af öðru,“ Reykjavik, Ísland
  • 2014 – Kling og Bang, “MinAnimism,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2014 – Listasafn Reykjavíkur – Ásmundarsafn, “Ég hef aldrei séð fígúratíft rafmagn,” 
  • 2013 – “Parlor Show,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2013 – “Calculated Sustainability Without Decisions,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2013 – Johnny ́s, “Johnny ́s#1,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2013 – Johnny ́s, “Johnny ́s#2,” Reykjavik, Ísland.
  • 2010 – Possible Projects, “Material Reciprocity,“ New York, NY. USA.
  • 2010 – Jack the pelican, “A Minus Suitcase,” New York, NY. USA.
  • 2009 – Skaftfell, “Ripped from Something Bigger,” Seydisfjordur, Ísland.
  • 2009 – Vector: Issue 2, Max Protecht Gallery-New York, NY. USA.
  • 2008 – DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival #12, “Missing Dumby Project,” New york, NY. USA
  • 2008 – Massimo Audiello, “C ́mon Shake It!- AH AH Check It! OOH OOH,” New York, NY. USA
  • 2008 – Visual Arts gallery, “A Number of Things (MFA thesis exhibition),” New York, NY. USA.
  • 2008 – Visual Arts Gallery, “Left and Leaving,” New York, NY. USA.

The piece Vasar, especially created for Multis, is a computer drawing of Vases , printed on plexiglass taken from the inside of a computer screen. The texture of the plexiglass and shape give the vase a feeling of being somewhere between 2 and 3 dimensionsl.

Symbolically and literally, the vase is an open form. It may be the most fundamental symbol that represents how we create meaning through our interactions with objects and form. It is a vessel, a form that echos the female body, and that requires human interaction to have meaning.

The viewer comes to the work and the work asks the viewer to place their own ideas, history, pathos and bathos within the object they’re looking at. It’s an honest allegory of what looking at art always is.

Contact Us 

By appointment

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Email: info@multis.is

Tel: Ásdís (+354) 866 3906
Helga (+354) 699 5652

 

Location

Laugavegur 168

105 Reykjavík