Pétur Már Gunnarsson
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Pétur Már Gunnarsson (b. 1975) is calm. He has been gently grounded by various jobs and art for a long time. His last graduation with Honours was from Concordia University, Montreal in 2015. There he received, in addition to an MFA degree, generous grants and good recognition. Then, in 2014, he was the recipient of the Guðmunda Andrésdóttir Support Fund. Past events have sometimes crept into his work, still the present captivates his whole mind, so fragile that split-second unheeding can drive it to death. Nothing would be left, except one imaginary cutting dot. Throughout Pétur’s intention is complete and firm: to conquer.
“The beginning of the work can be traced back to 1901 when the Belted Kingfisher was first seen in Iceland. In recent years, this wanderer has been seen more frequently. The work is several layers that all force themselves or sneak into an exotic world. Not unlike when the postman slips the future through the slot in one’s door, the night before.
It appears to us, as a guest that creeps over boundaries and at the same time sheds light upon them. Boundaries are of various pulls and scope: Walls, distances, categories, types, analysis, time periods, substantial / sizeable differences ...
Stuck between these boundaries is a man. He tries to make contact with the wanderer, but it seems to belong to a different medium. On top of that cats roam free.” (PMG)