Velvet Curtains

Helga Páley Friðþjófsdóttir

Helga Páley Listval

Drawing has been central to Helga Páley’s work from the beginning. She explores the boundaries of the medium by transferring drawings onto canvas and other media. In the exhibition "Flauelstjald," you can see works on paper and canvas where drawing remains the foundation. The curtain, a recurring motif in her works, symbolizes an idea or phenomenon inviting further exploration. When the curtain opens, it reveals a world of textures, colors, shapes, and enigmatic elements, inviting the viewer to delve into their own interpretations.

Helga Páley Friðþjófsdóttir (b. 1987) lives and works in Reykjavík. She graduated from the Iceland University of the Arts in 2011. After graduating, Helga was the director of the 2012 installment of the Æringur art festival, which took place in Rif that year. From 2013 to 2015, Helga was part of the Kunstschlager Group and took part in running a gallery at Rauðarárstígur 1 and later in the Reykjavík Art Museum. In recent years, Helga has exhibited in many places, including the Reykjanesbær Art Museum, Ásmundarsalur and the Svalbardseyri Museum. Drawing has been close to her heart for a long time, and it plays a big role in her artistic creation. Through drawing, she captures ideas on paper and gives them time to ferment before transferring them to canvas or a three-dimensional form.

Artist: Helga Páley Friðþjófsdóttir


25.05.2024 – 08.06.2024



Hverfisgata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland


City CenterExhibition

Opening hours:

Wednesday13:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:00

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