Kristinn G. Harðarson 1955-
Kristinn G. Harðarson has had a highly varied career, during which he has worked with most artistic media: for example, he paints and draws, works with text, takes photographs, embroiders, makes traditional sculptures, and works with installations and performance art of diverse kinds. In his art Kristinn investigates the medium he is working with at the time, and explores its possibilities. At the same time he elevates the commonplace and the random, and hence his art is in many ways reminiscent of works made in the 1970s within the SÚM and Fluxus movements. But Kristinn has not hesitated to seek new paths, and he has been in a state of constant renewal for the past two decades. He lived for many years in the USA, and no doubt this is the origin of his many works in the realist style. Kristinn G. Harðarson’s works raise many questions for the observer. On close scrutiny, clues are to be found in the works themselves, but there is no one correct answer, as each person takes the materials offered by the artist, to interpret on their own terms.