To Light, Shadow and Dust, 1994-2013, gold leaf, glass, 11 shelves, each 0.6 x 75 x 15 cm

Hreinn Friðfinnsson

Born in 1943 in Baer Dölum, Iceland, Hreinn Fridfinnsson has been living in Amsterdam since 1971.
He has had solo exhibitions at Kunstverein, Amsterdam (2015), The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík (2014), Malmö Konsthall (2008), Reykjavik Art Museum and Serpentine Gallery, London (both 2007), Domaine de Kerguehennec Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, and Kyoto Art Center (both 2002). In 1993 he exhibited at the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (1993) and represented Iceland at the 45th Venice Biennale. His work has also been featured in group shows including Material Time/ Work Time/ Life Time, Reykjavik Arts Festival (2005), Eblouissement, Jeau de Paume, Paris (2004), Norden, Kunsthalle Wien and the Carnegie Art Award, (both 2000), Sleeping Beauty–Art Now, Scandinavia Today, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1983).
In 2000, the artist was the recipient of the prestigious Ars Fennica Prize. Hreinn Fridfinnsson has been exhibiting with Galerie Nordenhake since 1989.

Fourth house of the house project since 1974, 2017, Stainless steel, polished, 255 × 325 × 195 cm, Temporary installation at Clearing in Sternbuschpark, Münster 2017

First House of the house project 1974, construction material, undetermined location, Iceland 1974

First House of the house project 1974, detail

Illustration, 2013, Mirage, white paint, c-print, injekt-print, platinum, Photos: 42H x 62B cm, 62H x 42B cm; Mirage mirror: 20H x 57Ø; Plinth: 50 x 30 x 30 cm

Illustration, 2013, detail

Illustration, 2013, detail

Hulduklettur, 2017, Cardboard boxes, mirrored aludibond, anatomical model of inner ear, wood, fossile ammonites, Swarovski crystals, Inkjet-print mounted on Aludibond, C-prints framed, video projection, Dimensions variable, installation view, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin 2017

Hulduklettur, 2017, detail

Hulduklettur, 2017, detail

Hulduklettur, 2017, detail

Hulduklettur, 2017, detail

Fruits of Labour, 2004, Pencil shavings, Variable dimensions

Diptych (on the move), 1976-2014, BW print and C-print framed, each 47 x 43 cm

Diptych (on the move), 1976-2014, detail

Thingness, 1991- 2012, Acrylic glass, polished steel, printed text, plywood, 50 x 50 x 50 cm

From Mont St. Victoire, 1998, Rubbing (graphite on paper), 41.5 x 31 cm

A Woman At Rest in the Golden Ratio, 2012, c-print framed, mirror, transparent glass paint, 158.6 x 238.6 cm

Untitled Night, 2012, two c-prints, 119 x 84 cm, 42 x 30 cm

Sanctuary, 1997-2014, cardboard box and fluorescent paper, 80 x 60 x 25 cm

Installtion view "Hreinn Fridfinnsson", Serpentine Gallery, London 2007

Installtion view "Hreinn Fridfinnsson", Serpentine Gallery, London 2007

Installtion view "Hreinn Fridfinnsson", Serpentine Gallery, London 2007

Books, 2006, c-print, 50 x 70 cm

Eleven Drops, 2004, 11 glass teardrops

Eleven Drops, 2004, detail

A Palace, 1990-2014, chicken wire, 314 x 407 cm

A Palace, 1990-2014, detail

Untitled Floating Object, 2012, acrylic glass, polished steel, wood, 50 x 50 x 50 cm

A group of 4 paintings, 2004, 4 wooden sticks with painting, Each 30 x 2 cm

Clearing, 1991-2013, painting on wood, dimensions variable, wall with 41 sticks