Geam / Blær

Year: 1999
Size: 250x200 cm

Echo / Bergmál

Year: 1999
Size: 250x200 cm

Héla

Year: 1998
Size: 170x140 cm

Án titils

Year: 1998
Size: 200x180 cm

Echo / Bergmál

Year: 1999
Size: 250x200 cm

Vetrarblóm

Year: 1998
Size: 200x180 cm


Lokastígur 7
101 Reykjavík
Iceland
Sími: 552-0849
GSM: 698-5201

Private Exhibitions


2001
Kuva / Myndin
Finland

1999
Iceland


1995
Iceland


1991
Iceland

1990
Iceland

1988
Iceland

1986
Iceland

Group Exhibitions


1997
Denmark

1994
Islandsk Inspiration
Denmark

1989
Samt mun ég vaka
Iceland

1988
Fools Festival
United States

1985
Spring Show
United States

1985
United States

1984
United States

Education


1988
San Francisco
United States
Master of Fine Arts

1983-1986
San Francisco
United States
Bachelor of Fine Arts

1977-1978
Reykjavík
Iceland

Workshops


1989
Akureyri
Ísland


Memberships



Art related activities or assignments


1989-1991
Kennslustörf
Myndlistaskólinn í Reykjavík

1989-1990
Kennslustörf
Kennaraháskóli Íslands

1989
Kennslustörf
Myndlistarskólinn á Akureyri. Gestakennari

1988
Kennslustörf
San Francisco Art Institute. Aðstoðarkennari í málun

1987
Kennslustörf
San Francisco Art Institute. Aðstoðarkennari í teikningu

Grants and awards


1990
Styrkir

More information

,,Verk Helgu eru margslungin. Öðrum þræði byggir hún á afstrakt-expressjón, hefð sem hefur verið rík í málverkinu á síðari hluta tuttugustu aldarinnar, en á hinn bóginn má geina í verkum hennar sterka tilfinningu fyrir náttúru og landslagi. Helga býr yfir mikilli tækni og nær að byggja upp mikla spennu og dýpt í myndum sínum, en aðall hennar er samt hin næma tilfinning fyrir náttúruformum og birtuhrifum. Myndtúlkun hennar hefur verið í örri þróun og hefur verið spennandi að fylgjast með henni frá einni sýningu til annarrar." (Jón Proppé) 
    Helga Egilsdóttir (b.1952) studied in Denmark, Iceland and the United States. Her large-scale abstractions reveal an organic world of forms and hues, though with remarkably little use of colour. But though she uses only a narrow spectrum of colour in her recent paintings, they seem to present the viewer with a full range of emotions and gradations, not least because of Helga's expert brushwork and mastery. Her paintings are often inspired by nature, as can sometimes be seen from their titles, but in fact their association with nature is only incidental. From nature, she derives a study of from that transcends any representation and gives the viewer an insight into the very nature of painting itself, its possibilities and the endless worlds that can emerge on the canvas. 
    By denying herself the a fuller palette of colours, Helga in fact emphasises the expressive potential of the painting. Not only do her paintings no need any reference to nature, they can even achieve a full range of expression with only the most basic colours and forms.


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