Steingrimur Eyfjord | the artist
The artist Steingrimur Eyfjord
Born 1954, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Lives and works in Reykjavik, .
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Many of Steingrimur Eyfjörds works are based on words. Relationships to other people, conversations and written texts of various kinds in his surroundings are vital reference points. Eyfjörd employs a range of techniques, letting the subject determine his choice of medium. In his characteristic text paintings, the words are both conveyors of a message and pure form…
The Golden Plover Has Arrived
Steingrímur Eyfjörð has been an active and often critical participant on the Icleandic art scene since the mid-1970s but though he has exhibited regularly in Iceland and abroad, he has perhaps been known primarily in artistic circles. He is admired both for his intense but delicate works and for his thoughful contribution to methodology and his unique approach in weeding out and presenting his subject matter. Among his constant themes are the role of the artist in the formation of meaning and its commodification…
Photographs and text (in Icelands)