Two abstract Icelandic artists, Kjartan Guðbrandsson and Iris Kristmunds, reflect on the magnificent world around them. Art exhibit opening.
You are invited to the "Unexplained and Invisible" art exhibit. Art House SF art gallery is hosting an opening reception on Saturday, November 4th, 4-7pm.
Iceland is one of the youngest landmasses on the planet, a 25 million-year-old teenager. And maybe that’s why it’s full of exuberant energy of numerous waterfalls, lush green “50 shades of green” moss fields, incredible Moon-like landscapes with black sand beaches, red hot volcanoes ready to erupt at any moment, mysterious caves with icicle-shaped stalactites, deep blue crystalline glaciers, hot bubbly springs, and majestic Aurora Borealis in the arctic sky.
Kjartan Guðbrandsson is one of the best-known fitness coaches in Iceland. Encouraged by the long history of accomplished artists in his family, Kjartan decided to devote himself to art during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his current work, Kjartan explores fault lines and cracks, textures and surfaces, light reflections and refractions, lines and pathways. Sometimes his work is focused just on surfaces, and sometimes, he adds layers and depth.
Iris Kristmunds is a contemporary Icelandic abstract artist.
Iris’s work is seemingly simple and minimalistic. Yet, she focuses on painting textures unlike many others: smooth, sandy, polished granite or volcanic rock. And then, there’s often a rhythm and melody in her work. There is enough structure to pull it all together, with just enough freedom and movement to make things unpredictable, free-flowing, and lyrical.
Tiny Dancer. Iris Kristmunds. Acrylic on canvas. 40''x40'' Learn more
Once upon a time in the West. Kjartan Guðbrandsson. Acrylic on canvas. 40''x40'' Learn more
Holocene. Kjartan Guðbrandsson. Acrylic on canvas. 40''x40'' Learn more
Pink Friday. Kjartan Guðbrandsson. Acrylic on canvas. 24''x24'' Learn more
Primrose. Iris Kristmunds. Acrylic on canvas. 40''x40''Learn more