Gústav Geir Bollason


The drawing exhibited at Kling & Bang has been completed over a long period of time. Like his films, in his drawings the artist Gústav Geir Bollason works with topics such as environmental change, energy, hybrids, grotesques, phantoms, time and emotion.

Gústav Geir Bollason (b. 1966) is an artist and filmmaker who lives in the north of Iceland, in the small coastal village of Hjalteyri, where he manages the local art space “Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri”. Bollason’s artistic practice is primarily a response to the landscape and the life it harbours. Creating drawings, found-object sculptures, animations, videos, and films, he often combines these media in installations that give rise to fictional extensions of reality. In his works he often focuses on liminal zones, wastelands, and ruins. These sites afford rich opportunities to explore subjects including environmental change, energy and material use, and entropy, as well as the stories and myths embedded in landscapes. In disorder and decay, Bollason highlights the opportunities offered by change and the passage of time.

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