As Far as the Eye Can See is a major survey of works by Birgir Andrésson at the Reykjavík Art Museum. The exhibition, curated by art historian Robert Hobbs, offers a broad and comprehensive overview of the work of Birgir Andrésson (1955-2007), a pivotal figure in Icelandic art.
Birgir Andrésson searched the well of Icelandic culture, stories, traditions and the nation's handwork for inspiration. He drew elements from these sources and presented them in a uniquely informed way in works that secured his place in Icelandic art history and drew admiration from the international art scene.
This exhibition gives insight into the artist's influential career and connects his works not only to the local art scene, but to contemporary art internationally. More than a hundred works are displayed, including those from the collection at Reykjavík Art Museum, The National Gallery of Iceland, The Living Art Museum and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, as well as from private collections.
Parallel to the exhibition, In Icelandic Colour, a newly-published book in English that explores Birgir Andrésson's life's work and includes an essay by Hobbs will be released.
The exhibition is supported by Arion bank.