On Friday the 22nd of November at 13:00pm an open lecture by Haraldur Jónsson will be held at the Iceland University of the Arts, Laugarnesvegur 91.
In the lecture Haraldur will approach his work from different directions and combine the many elements that link them. Perception of the immediate environment, the body, emotions and language are leitmotifs throughout his body of work. The works take on diverse manifestations and the motivation is often the unexpected interaction and complex mirroring that takes place between our senses in everchanging circumstances.
Haraldur Jónsson was born in 1961 in Helsinki, Finland. He studied at The Icelandic Collage of Arts and Crafts from 1984-1987, Kustakademie Düsseldorf in West-Germany 1987-1990 and Institut des Hautes Études í París, France 1991-1992. His practice spans over thirty years and last winter the Reykjavík Art Museum hosted a mid-career retrospective exhibition of his work at Kjarvalsstaðir and this year he was elected the official Artist of Reykjavík. Haraldur has been a part-time lecturer at IUA‘s Department of Fine Art since the foundation of the school.