GUNNAR ÖRN GUNNARSSON (1946-2008)
G57A LINK TO A MEMORY ED 1008
G57B LINK TO A MEMORY ED 1008
G57C LINK TO A MEMORY ED 1008
G57FF FIRST DAY COVERED ED 26
G56 DISA ED 550
G56FF FIRST DAY COVERED 24
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Artstamp.dk is pleased to announce four new Artstamp by the Icelandic Artist Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson (1946–2008).
Örn is A self-taught artist who has become one of Iceland’s leading artistic figures nationally and internationally, Örn was discovered by Guggenheim museum curator Edward F. Fry, who was an early champion of his work. Örn´s paintings of the 1980s contrast with the more abstract style of many of his Icelandic contemporaries, including those of his close friend Olafur Eliasson, whose mentor he was. Initially inspired by the nation’s traditional artistic concern with nature and the human connection,
Eliasson writes about his friend, "It was Gunnar’s ability to transform landscape forms, whether symbolic, metaphoric, or naturalistic, that taught me not only to see the world around me but to consider our movement through the landscape as an inseparable part of it." (2009)
Örn lived in Kambur, Iceland, in close contact with the landscape and wildlife that inspired his work so strongly. Örn represented Iceland at the Bienal de São Paulo in 1985 and at the Venice Biennale in 1989. His works are in public collections like, The National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, The Seibu Museum, Tokyo, Guggenheim Museum, New York The Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Örn also exhibitions at Moeller Fine Art, New York in 1985 and 1989 and by Stalke Gallery, Denmark in 1996, 2000, 2004 and in 2007.
Moeller Fine Art shows him again on Art Basel, and Moeller Fine Art, Berlin I 2010 and 2014,
The title of the Artstamps ”Link to a Memory” is from Örn last exhibition in Stalke Gallery in 2007,
The stamps will be published May16th. and will also be a part of the exhibition at Gallery Corridor, Reykjavik ”Artstamp on Iceland” open May 16th. 2014, curator Sam Jedig