Gudrún Einarsdóttir


Gudrún Einarsdóttir's oil paintings are undeniably inspired by the textures that surround her in her native Iceland - complex mosses, lava formations, ice crystals, and other geological phenomena. However Gudrún does not seek to merely recreate natural patterns but rather to explore new ways of allowing paint to express a concept. In many ways, her painting is intuitive - she guides the paint only so much before organic processes take over to create unique patterns and textures. Gudrún´s works are the result of over 30 years of experimenting with oil paint, various materials and different tools.

Each artwork is experienced in endless ways depending on how close or far the viewer is. To view the painting from afar is to take in a beautiful blend of colors arranged in an amorphous but repetitive pattern. Move closer and the viewer is immediately drawn in to an endlessly complex textural arrangement. They can feel simultaneously like a landscape photographed from a bird's eye view or a piece of organic material viewed under a microscope.