Thursday, October 30, 2008

6 Degrees of Bjork

It is Halloween after all so I thought it timely to show the work of Gabriela Fridriksdottir (Reykjavik). I met her when she showed as part of the Auckland Triennal and she was very "rock star" in her bespoke sunglasses (given to the artist by her cousin Bjork), tattoos and piercings. All the Bjork associations aside, her work is a unique blend of horror and folklore, but then haven't folk tales always been a little horrific anyway (think Little Red Riding Hood)? According to her gallery i8's website, "She seeks answers in what happens in between waking and sleeping, the objective and subjective, or in the tension between the mind and the material world". Dark dreams indeed.

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