Bergr Morthens
March 24ᵗʰ - April 15ᵗʰ 2018

For quite some time I have pondered on mans need for leaders and how power manifests itself in society. The artworks in this exhibition are an attempt to dissolve those manifestations and a certain displacement of the subject matter. Such doings take place through construction and demolition, a turnaround or reversal in the process of painting. The canvas becomes a kind of battlefield where the whole is interrupted. The form yields to a non-form and new unrelated influences are gathered together to form another unrelated whole with a different narrative. A narrative that also strongly refers to things outside the canvas.

Bergr Morthens (born 1979) graduated from the Akureyri School of Visual Arts in 2004 and finished an MA degree from Valand University, Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. He has held solo exhibitions in Iceland, Romania and Sweden and participated in group exhibitions in Iceland, Greece, Sweden and Denmark.

Curator: Gurn Plna Gumundsdttir.