In his paintings, drawings and wall texts, Gardar Eide Einarsson uses signs that circulate in contemporary society. These signs might come from mainstream culture, appropriating logos of corporations as well as from subcultures, using for example the forms and languages of graffiti.
Frankfurter Kunstverein: Gardar Eide Einarsson uses a great variety of media in his works: painting,
prints, photography as well as installation and video. The works of Gardar
Eide Einarsson are paradoxical and have a quality of low visual density.
That is, in the images and the spatial arrangements, all elements seem like
fragments of a bigger reality removed from the world outside and dragged
into the image and exhibition space. Using what at first sight looks like a
very depurated formalistic language the artist poses to the viewer the
question of what he really is looking at. By absorbing and then isolating
motifs from the so-called underground music and from literature scenes
and then weaving them together with political references, Gardar Eide
Einarsson forces us to reflect upon the difference between contemplating
an image and using it.