Artist of the Year 2020: Guðjón Ketilsson

Guðjón Ketilsson is the recipient for the Art Prize for his exhibition Teikn in Reykjanes Art Museum.

Guðjón Ketilsson (b. 1956) is the recipient for the Art Prize for his exhibition Teikn in Reykjanes Art Museum.

“The exhibition comprised eight works which were connected by a systematic presentation in the exhibition space, all of which revolved around symbols, their significance and “reading” in the widest sense.

Guðjón has held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions around the world. His work can be found in all major museums in Iceland. He has worked in equal measure at drawings and three-dimensional work, as was evident in this exhibition; his artworks are in general amazingly intricate and contain musings on the existence of man. Many of Guðjón’s works are based on various clues, symbols and quotes which the viewer senses and understands and this was poignantly visible in Teikn.”

Guðjón Ketilsson: Genesis, 2019

Guðjón Ketilsson: Library, 2019.

Guðjón Ketilsson: Hymns of the Passion, 2019.

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