Improvisation, Part Two: The Heavy Metal Years

Baldvin Ringsted
Improvisation, Part Two: The Heavy Metal Years
Akureyri Art Museum, West Room
February 13ᵗʰ - 25ᵗʰ

Baldvin Ringsted (born 1974) works with diverse materials and media: installations, paintings, sculptures, sounds and video. He has exhibited his work around the world and in Iceland, both in solo and group exhibitions. His subject matter often originates in his musical background and his experience of playing instruments. His works explore, the relationship between sound and images, on the one hand, and history and structure, on the other.

The exhibition Improvisation, Part Two: The Heavy Metal Years is a continuation of his work with music and language, as well as experiments with structure and deconstruction in painting. Baldvin: An important part of the process is when I make a framework for myself or some sort of rules in the early stages of creation, as is usually done in improvisation for jazz and blues music. The process also has a strong reference to the music of contemporary composers such as John Cage and Steve Reich.