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Maria Sigridur Jonsdottir - Iceland

I'm an artist from Iceland.
I studied in Italy, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and graduated in 1998.
I live and work as an artist in Italy.
I get my inspiration from far and wide, from my dreams and inner sights.
I'm attracted to the unknown, spiritual matters and some kind of surrealism.
But the Icelandic light, the colours and mountains have influenced me a lot in my work.
In my painting I like to place normal things in some kind of strange circumstances. The spectator has the freedom to interpret the work for himself, find his own story and experience his own fairytale, his own path.
You can't live in Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, without being affected and influenced by all the beautiful masterpieces that surround you everywhere you go, and there is probably some inspiration from that period in my works as well, as well as in the technique I use in my paintings.
For the last two years, I have focused a lot on flowers in my imagery.
I love flowers, the colours, forms, softness, joy, fragrance and structure, and the stories they can tell us.
In some of my flower paintings I invite spectators to stop for a while, step inside, and experience the narrative it suggests to them in their own way.
My imagery reflects my own mental world and something I find in my heart.

Education and courses
1994 Anatomy drawing course - College of Art Akureyri, Iceland
1994 Fine Art painting course – College of Art Akureyri, Iceland
1997 Mosaic course – Florence, Italy
1994- 1998 Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy
Joint exhibitions
1998 Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze
1999 "Artiste straniere a Prato" - Caffè al Teatro di Prato, Italy
2007 "Tutti colori dell'arte" Sala del Pellegrinaio Novo – Prato, Italy
2008 Tre donne tre volti, Hotel Trendy, Prato, Italy
2008 Floralia, Hotel San Marco, Prato, Italy
2009 "Naturalmente donna" Tecnotenda, Prato, Italy
2012 Hof, Cultural Center, Akureyri, Iceland
2012 "La maternità" Hotel Trendy – Prato, Italy
2013 "La maternità in fiore" Hotel Trendy – Prato, Italy
2013 "La natività nell'arte" Comune di Lanciano – Italy
Solo exhibitions
1999 Cafè Karolína Akureyri, Iceland
2005 Friðrik V, Akureyri, Iceland
2005 Bókasafn Háskólans á Akureyri, Iceland
2007 Keramikgallerý Margrétar Jónsdóttir, Akureyri, Iceland
2008 Giardino del Tè - Prato, Italy
2009 Summer Art Festival, Ketilhusid, Akureyri, Iceland
2009 Lind, snyrtistofa, Akureyri, Iceland
2013 Gullkúnst Helgu, Reykjavík, Iceland

Appel à candidature

Les demandes d'inscription sont ouvertes pour la 10ème édition du WOMEN'S ART WORLD 2017

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