Ragna Robertsdottir

visual artist


Ragna Róbertsdóttir Born 1954, Iceland. Lives and works in Iceland and Germany. Her works have been exhibited widely – in Europe, the USA, China and Australia.

Róbertsdóttir’s landscapes of ground lava rocks, broken glass, shell fragments, or chips of neon plastic applied directly onto a wall, are contemplations of nature as well as representations of it. Her spare elemental installations function as unorthodox paintings and sculptures, in which the subject and medium become indistinguishable from one another. The majority of Róbertsdóttir works are made from natural materials: Icelandic lava and pumice; relics of volcanic eruptions, mud, stones, sand, glass and most recently salt. She is attracted to nature, in particular volcanoes, and the energy and power of their transformation. In the hands of the artist the natural chaos is tamed and substances take on yet another form. Recurrent manifestations of this are rectangular and cubed, forms reminiscent of the American minimalists. In almost all her works she applies elements from the earth to urban surfaces; or nature onto culture.

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