Bjarni Sigurbjörnsson 1966-, Jón Óskar Hafsteinsson 1954-
Jón Óskar is a painter of large format and size has always been an inseparable part of his means of expression. The prime element in Jón Óskar’s art has always been drawing in its simplest, yet complex form. In this respect he is related to Kjarval, who regularly drew with a stiff oil brush and often painted by reversing the brush and scratched the wet paint with the tip of the shaft. The result is frequently graphical, patterned and based on a methodology, which can be traced to late 19th century symbolism, with the fusion of cartooning and illustration, together with all the printing features, which the Victorian era made accessible to the broad public.