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Hreinn Fridfinnsson


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'Autumn leaves November 2009', 2010
variable sizes: here ca 100 x 9 x 7 cm, 7 parts
dried ginkgo leaves, clay
signed, dated on certificate
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Hreinn Fridfinnsson


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Untitled, 1976
each ca 30 cx 30 x 2 cm
plaster, 2 parts
exhibited at Centre George Pompidou in Paris (1977), Magasin in Grenoble (1987) and Ars Fennica 2000, Finland (on tour 2000-2001)
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Hreinn Fridfinnsson


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Entangled, 1998
15 x 14,5 x 10,5 cm, 2 parts
painted wood, edition 3



Entangled

In many works Hreinn Fridfinnsson has used hands in various ways. Already in the early seventies a photographed
hand stood for loss, the unreachable, fragility, time passing by and the like. In 1972 he casted his fingers
prints in a plaster tile and casted this imprint in reverse, as a counter part. And also to create the idea of
to touch and being touched. It just the way how one looks at tactility, it is a matter of perspective while
changing the gaze. This duality often appears in his work creating a movement of the mind. The space in between
the one and the other view causes a poetical touch of ephemeral sensitivity, in spite of a tendency to symbolism.
In the end of the day time and movements or acts in space are fetched in his works.

In Entangled (1989) Hreinn Fridfinnsson split image and knowledge into two moments as if he deals with quantum
mechanical phenomena. One of the two pieces of painted wood is shown while the other parts may be lying in the drawers
of his studio. In all cases of displaying they are never shown together. In this way a kind of mystery hangs around
the tine wall sculpture.
© Kees van Gelder






Hreinn Fridfinnsson


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Untitled, 1987
78 x 103 cm
ink drawing, paper collage, original frame






Hreinn Fridfinnsson





'Correspondence', 2007
15 x 33 cm
cards in envelopes, metal hooks
signed, dated




Hreinn Fridfinnsson




'8 Drops', 2005
ca 300 x 4 x 1 cm, 8 parts, variable sizes
handmade crystal glass, nails
certificate



Hreinn Fridfinnsson




close-up of crystal glass part, height 6 cm



Hreinn Fridfinnsson



'The Fall', 2005
particle of meteorite purchased in 2005
text, certificate





close-up meteorite




Hreinn Fridfinnsson



'Impromptu', 1997
(leftovers of the day from the studio of the artist)
ca 30 x 18 cm
magnet, metal and certificate




Hreinn Fridfinnsson

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'Impromptu', 1997
(leftovers of the day from the studio of the artist)
ca 35 x 20 x 1 cm
magnet, metal and certificate




Hreinn Fridfinnsson



'3 Paintings', 1996
30 x 2 x 0,5 cm
3 parts, paint on stirring sticks, wood
signed, dated, certificate



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'Voyages', 1998
variable dimensions
flight bar codes




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'Mont St. Victoire', 1998
ca 32 x 30 cm
charcoal on sketch paper




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'Mont St. Victoire', 1998
ca 32 x 30 cm
charcoal on sketch paper




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'Mont St. Victoire', 1998
ca 32 x 30 cm
charcoal on sketch paper



Hreinn Fridfinnsson

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'Another Place', 1998 and 'From Montagne Sainte-Victoire', 1998
colour photo on aluminum (left), floor sculpture with variable dimensions (right)
electric fan, sketch book, frottages 'From Montagne Sainte-Victoire'
and close up of one of the sketch papers on the floor






Hreinn Fridfinnsson

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'Atelier sketch', 1994

32 x 22 cm
spider's web, dust, framed between glass plates
signed, dated






Hreinn Fridfinnsson

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'An Aquarelle of the surface of the lake "Thingvallavatn" painted with water from the surface of the lake plus color', 1973-'74

76 x 62,5 cm
aquarelle, pencil; hand written text on board, original frame with silver leaf
signed, dated
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