NORDIC IMPRESSIONS

CONTEMPORARY ART FROM ÅLAND, DENMARK, FINLAND, GREENLAND, ICELAND, NORWAY, AND SWEDEN

Ólafur Elíasson (b. 1967, Denmark)
The Island Series, 1997
56 framed C-prints

For The Island Series, Eliasson photographed the islands that surround Iceland. Sequenced according to island size, the photographs are reminiscent of the faithful depictions of nature – and its elements of water, sky, light, and colour – by the 19th-century Danish Golden Age painters.


Poul Gernes (b. 1925, Denmark; d. 1996, Sweden)
Untitled, 1965
Enamel on masonite

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter (b. 1969, Iceland)
Nervelings I-V, 2018
Synthetic hair and rope

Brooklyn-based artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, who goes by Shoplifter, experiments with artificial hair that she dyes into a rainbow of hypernatural colours and arranges into organic sculptures or massive landscapes.


Outi Pieski (b. 1973, Finland)
Crossing Paths, 2014
Wood and threads

Torbjørn Rødland (b. 1970, Norway)
Golden Tears, 2002
Colour coupler (chromogenic) print mounted on aluminum

Eggert Pétursson (b. 1956, Iceland)
Untitled, 2012-2013
Oil on canvas

Henry Wuorila-Stenberg (b. 1949, Finland)
Self-Portrait, 2015
Charcoal on paper

Tori Wrånes (b. 1978, Norway)
Ancient Baby
PANAM plaque embedded in the walkway
Library Way

One of the 96 bronze plaques on East 41st Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues.


From an exhibition at Scandinavia House on 58 Park Avenue, February through June 2019.

March 5th, 2019

Edvard Munch Photography

It was nearing the end of 2017 and New York was in the mood for Munch with not one, but two exhibitions running in parallel. These images are from ”The Experimental Self”, which focused on Munch’s experimentations with photography showing portraits of friends and family – but mainly of himself.

Did you know that Munch was probably one of the first artists in history to ever take selfies? The Kiss IV, 1902
Woodcut with gouges and fretsaw


Moonlight II, 1902
Woodcut with gouges and fretsaw


The Experimental Self @ Scandinavia House

December 20th, 2017