Finnur Arnar Arnarson - an installation
21. August - 3. October 2004
An installation by the Icelandic artist Finnur Arnar Arnarson.
Finnur Arnar Arnarson has for years been using the commonplace as the foundation for artistic creativity that he has presented through photography, installations and video works. In some of the videos he has dealt with the loneliness and even desperation of male existence in contemporary life. In these he has cast himself in everyday situations, that at first may not appear very interesting, but that upon closer inspection proved to be wrought with tension and gloom, that the male can hardly cope with.
It is the fundamental value of good art to ask questions, to touch the viewer and then allow him to evaluate his conclusions. The art that Finnur Arnar creates with such delicacy through the simple means presented here does all of this. With this exhibition the artist takes one more step in his journey exploring human nature, and the results are found in our own impressions.
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 20.15.2014