Helgi Gíslason – Iceland


ARTIST BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:Helgi

Helgi Gíslason (born 1947) is an Icelandic sculptor whose career spans 40 years. He studied at the Valand School of Fine Arts at the University of Gothenburg and has exhibited his works in a number of countries.

Helgi has won a number of awards and grants and his work is collected by prominent museums and foundations. Broadly, his work is aligned with mainstream 21st Century 3D Art.

Helgi’s works span a wide spectrum from drawings to large sculptures. Monumental works in public space make up a large part of his portfolio. Helgi uses a variety of different materials to communicate his artistic designs and operates his own bronze smelter.

Curriculum Vitae Education 1965-70 The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts 1971-76 Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Various artistic occupations 1983-1985 Chairman of Sculptors Association 1981-1984 Member of the Board of Icelandic Artists’ Union 1991-1993 Member of the Board, Icelandic visual art Copyright Association 1973-1975 Studioassistant, Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1977- Arts teacher, Breiðholt College, Reykjavík 1984-1988 Member of the board of the National Gallery of Iceland 1995-2003 Member of the board of architectural and arts committee of the National Church of Iceland 2006 / 2007Lecture at the Iceland Academy of the Arts Member of the following societies FÍM Society of Icelandic visual artists MHR Sculptors’ Union of Reykjavík SÍM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists ISC International Sculpture Center

Helgi Gíslason,

Address: Hjálmholt 10 105 Reykjavík Iceland

Tel.: 00354 5687605.

Studio: Gufunes Iceland

Mobile: 00354 8973461.

Email: contact@helgigislason.com

Website: www.helgigislason.com

ARTIST STATEMENT:
It is not in the absolute dream or pure reality, but somewhere in a place between dream and reality, there are things at home in my mind. My vision is to work with my sculpture in twilight between dreams and reality, where everything is possible. I work with the basic idea that the human mind is the common property of all of us, wherever we live on earth. I call this sculpture “Identity”  and thus raise the question about time and space.  When I leave New Hampshire, I will leave this sculpture in the forest where it will keep for the future.