Gallerí Fold introduces a solo exhibition by Gísli B. Björnsson opening Saturday 6th of March at 14:00.
“The owners of sheep, mostly farmers, go up to the mountains and search for their sheep and bring them back home, but probably on the way they see and perceive their surroundings distinguished by mountains and great landscape. They were compelled to go on these search journeys , they had to do their duty. My life has partly been about travelling to mountains and the highlands. For decades I have travelled around the country, mostly on horseback. It clearly defines my creativity. The different shapes of the various mountains simply will not leave me alone.”
Gísli Baldvin Björnsson was born in 1938 and raised in Reykjavík. He is without a doubt one of the best known graphic designers of his generation and has worked on many well known company logos throughout the years. In recent years he has mostly focused on his art, where his biggest influence is the Icelandic nature. Gísli is a great nature lover and has travelled a lot on horseback around the highlands of Iceland, those horses then often find their way into his art. The diversity of the landscape, various shapes of the mountains, black sands, multicoloured rivers and various tones of the forest are his main themes. “I see and become influenced by these forms of nature and to get it out there is my duty.”
The exhibition is open until March 20th and is open during the gallery’s opening hours. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we remind everyone that masks are mandatory inside the gallery and guests must stay a meter away from each other at all times.