Hverfisgallerí (IS)

Hverfisgallerí focuses on presenting diverse and ambitious contemporary art works reflecting the ethos of Icelandic and international art. Hverfisgallerí was founded in 2013 and is located in the heart of Reykjavík city centre. The gallery represents an interesting variety of contemporary artist, both emerging and established artists. Hverfisgallerí organises 8-10 exhibitions each year and apart from artist exhibitions, Hverfisgallerí also participates in international art fairs to promote its 14 resident artist.

Loji Höskuldsson, installation view, Hverfisgallerí

Loji Höskuldsson (IS)

In his work, Loji Höskuldsson explores new and traditional methods of embroidery, a technique he inherited from his mother who is a professional seamstress and embroidery expert. His main thematic interest lies in still lifes, with a focus on everyday objects and the exploration of subtle, poetic situations within domestic settings. Showing a unique blend of nostalgia, irony and sincerity, Höskuldsson’s works are humorous and playful, elevating the more tedious aspects of sewing and craftwork to a place of joy and personal connection.

Loji Höskuldsson (b. 1987, Reykjavík; IS) is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and writer living and working in Reykjavík, Iceland. Recent solo exhibitions include: Safnasafnið (2021; IS) Ásmundarsalur (2019; IS), and Hverfisgallerí (2019, IS). In addition to his fine art practice, Loji has published the book Ástarbréf til Sigvalda and broadcast two radio plays.

Flowerbed With Unwanted Flowers (Dandelions, Giant Hogweed, Forget Me Not And Beautiful Tulips)

Burlap and wool, 200 x 150 cm
2019

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Monstera And Lagterta

Burlap, wool and linen, 110 x 60 cm
2019

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A trashcan after New Year’s Eve

Burlap and wool, 93 x 63 cm
2019

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The clothing line

Burlap and wool, 148 x 153 cm
2019

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The painter´s lunch and his new vase

Burlap and wool, 60 x 48 cm
2021

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Cotton grass growing wild somewhere in the neighbourhood close to Álftamýri, Safamýri and Starmýri

Burlap and wool, 103 x 143 cm
2019

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Studio talk with Loji Höskuldsson

Film and editing by Ólafur Daði Eggertsson and music by Loji Höskuldsson

Loji Höskuldsson, installation view, Hverfisgallerí