Jnas Viar

Jnas Viar
Jnas Viar in the Collection
31.08.2024 09.03.2025
Gallery 09

Jnas Viar Sveinsson (1962-2013) studied at Akureyri School of Visual Arts 1983-1987 and further at Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in Italy 1990- 1994, where he graduated with the highest marks. After his studies Jnas Viar moved back to Akureyri where he had a studio in Art-Street and ran Jnas Viar Gallery for a few years, in what is now Gallery Mjlkurbin Akureyri Art Association.

Sveinsson was an active artist, exhibited his work often alongside teaching at Akureyri School of Visual Arts and even ran his own art school. He later moved to Reykjavk and kept on creating art and running Jnas Viar Gallery on Laugavegur. He held over 40 solo exhibitions in Iceland and abroad and participated in numerous group exhibitions.

Mountains, islands, and lakes are prominent in Sveinsonss paintings, and the human body, in his older works.