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Icelandic Contemporary
Glass Art

Icelandic contemporary glass art. Works by seven Icelandic artists that have the common element of being created in glass for the most part. The artists are::  Brynhildur Þorgeirsdóttir, Jón Jóhannsson, Jónas Bragi Jónasson, Pia Rakel Sverrisdóttir, Rakel Steinarsdóttir, Sigríður Ásgeirsdóttir and Sigrún Ó. Einarsdóttir.

Icelandic contemporary glass art - inside a tank

The fish in their cages are flattered by having art works in the tanks. It was so much fun to see how quickly the vegetation adapts to the new environment. I saw some green stuff already finding its place on the art work.

Icelandic contemporary glass art - glass mountain


Icelandic contemporary glass art - melting glass

Melted glass that looks just like ice melting in the spring.


Icelandic contemporary glass art - Rakel Steinarsdóttir










Broken glass. We feel badly about braking glass. If you brake a mirror, the legend says you will have seven years of misfortune. Rakel Steinarsdóttir is producing these feelings in us by exhibiting art made of broken glass.

Rakel makes us as viewers feel strong and powerful emotions. Most will feel terribly uncomfortable to listen to the cutting music while walking through a windowed bridge, blended with something that sounds like walking on broken glass. I was deeply affected by the cutting sound literally to my bones and marrow! Me and my husband hurried out as quickly as possible.

Others might feel only joy and no discomfort! No two humans are alike and we experience our surroundings in different ways.

Icelandic contemporary glass art - cod liver oil capsules

In the work above uncountable cod liver oil capsules are placed between two window panes.  The capsules form an amusing whole producing an image that reminds us of a swirl of herring in the sea.

Icelandic contemporary glass art - melted glass

This has truly been a multifaceted exhibition and it will be great to watch the artists for the coming years.



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