Hreinn Fridfinnsson is one of Iceland's most prominent conceptual artists working today. Using everyday materials and familiar subject matter, the work of Fridfinnsson is renowned for its lyricism, but paradoxically for its starkness too.
Born in Baer Dölum, Iceland in 1943, Hreinn Fridfinnsson has primarily been based in Amsterdam since 1971. Often drawing inspiration from found objects that he prefers to interfere with as little as… Read more
About the artwork
Iceland’s leading conceptual artist, Hreinn Fridfinnsson is celebrated for his work’s stark aesthetic and the lyrical balance that emerges out of the familiar, everyday materials he uses. Often investigating self and time in his work, these plus/minus emblems reveal the humour in his practice – more or less? It’s an eternal question, rendered in perfectly geometric positive/negative contrasting symbols.