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Georg Óskar

I felt bad but I feel little bit better now

Preview: Friday, 8 February, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibition: 9 February - 23 March 2019
Opening Times: Wed - Sat, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Abject Gallery, 8th Floor, Bamburgh House  

Georg Óskar is an Icelandic artist based in Berlin. Figurative, often minimalistic and free from rigid structure, is an obvious and direct description of Georg’s paintings. From early on, Georg has been loyal to his original style and imagery. His intimate and honest relationship with the canvas indicates no holding back. Essential is the impetuous method of free-flowing colour and lines to grasp an exact moment of influence, as well as the passion of sharing stories and his peace of mind. He captures interesting events, fantasies or memorable situations from his own life, often under the influence of music and poetry. In Georg’s work, the individual is significant. Not just as a motive or a physical form, but a way to express thoughts and everyday wonderings. Generally, Georg displays his characters in solitude, as a part of an attractive nature, the usual surroundings of everyday life, or even in an otherworldly environment.

Following completion of his MFA from the Bergen Academy of Art & Design in Norway in 2016, Óskar has exhibited Internationally in Spain, Germany, China, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland with upcoming group and solo Exhibitions in 2019. This will be Óskar’s first time exhibiting in the UK.

“My work could be described as a visual diary. I will continue to pick something out I find interesting from nature and people, for example, something super normal and seemingly insignificant. Then the work will still be open enough for people to sense something else that I didn’t.” – Georg Óskar

“With a distinct twist on his subject matter, Óskar explores life. Relatable and real, Óskar offers his sometimes sarcastic, but always genuine observations of our existence.” – Art Maze Magazine

“humour and innocence…. lift his work up from the murkiness of his palette and the often poignantly dark subject matter and enable him to maintain a bemused distance from the profane, the dark, and the obscene. It is an approach that suggests that the true brilliance of his art lies not on the surface of his canvas but rather on the conceptualization behind it.” – Centred.ca

Biography

Georg Óskar Giannakoudakis
Born, 1985, Akureyri, Iceland, lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Alþýðuhúsið á Siglufirði, Iceland
2018 EXCAVO Fine Arts at Central Studios, London, Canada
2018 “The Pink Elephant” Galerie95, Bienne, Switzerland.
2017 Jón Óskar & Georg Óskar, Reykjavík, Collab paintings. Tveir Hrafnar Gallery, Reykjavík
2017 “Appetite for midnight” Tveir Hrafnar Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2017 Be-Four, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2016 Culture House Berg, Dalvík, Iceland
2015 “LUST FOR LIFE”, SÍM, Reykjavík
2014 Mjólkurbúðin, Akureyri, Iceland
2014 Reykjavík Art Gallerý, Reykjavík, Iceland
2013 Salur Myndlistafélagsins, Akureyri, Iceland
2011” Static” Mjólkurbúðin, Akureyri, Iceland
2010 Debussy, Populus Tremula, Akureyri, Iceland
2010 Eiðar Art Center, Eiðar, Iceland
2009 “Lollipopp” Kaffi karólína, Akureyri, Iceland
2008 “Untitled” Deiglan, Akureyri, Iceland

Group Exhibitions
2018 Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Museum, Norway
2018 Data Post, Berlin, Germany
2018 Akureyri Art Museum. Akureyri, Iceland
2018 Galerie Tsjalling, Groningen, Netherlands
2017 Aprestadora Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2017”Accessing the memory” I: Project Space, Beijing, China
2016 “HEX” Kunsthalle, Bergen, Norway
2016 “Whatever works!!” Tveir hrafnar gallery, Reykjavík
2014 “ARTALAVISTA”, Salur Myndlistafélagsins, Akureyri
2012 “Rætur”, Ketilhús, Akureyri

Publications
2018 Notes from Underground
2018 Art Maze Mag
2018 Ny-artnews
2018 ArtMaze magazine, winter issue
2016 Freshpaint magazine issue 13

Private Collections
USA, UK, Norway, Portugal, Germany, Iceland, China, Canada

Education
2014-2016 Bergen Academy of art and design/MFA, Bergen, Norway
2007-2009 Akureyri School of Visual Art, Akureyri, Iceland
2007-2008 Lahti Polytechnic of Fine Arts, Lahti, Finland



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