Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson

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For the last five years or so, running water has been my only motif. The surface of water has been of interest for me for a long time. The fact that you do not see the water itself, but only what can be seen through it or what reflects in it makes it so interesting and somehow a very obvious platform for thoughts about art. What matters when you look at art is in fact what you see through it and when the spectator reflects himself in a piece of art, art happens. So perhaps my paintings are allegoric, in a way.

Another aspect of my work as a painter is a search to understand natural phenomena through the act of painting. To try to understand the incomprehensible flux that happens when the light reflects on the surface of the water that is pulled down by the earth over stones, sand and mud. There is some kind of a highly important system behind this that I seek to find through painting. I have my moments of doubts but I believe in the importance of the search itself.