Blond Professions

Oil on found porcelain figurines / photographs, dimensions variable, 2004–ongoing

Oil paintings on found porcelain figurines / also presented as photographs, in collaboration with Vigfús Birgisson

The pieces … remind one of those limited edition figurines that are commonly advertised in the back of Sunday supplements. They are lovingly hand-painted depictions of staunch burghers and pillars of the community. Birgisson’s work raises questions about identity and purity, but he resists providing us with any ready-made answers.

Stefan Bottenberg, London 2004


  • Reykjavik Art Museum
  • Kopavogur Art Museum
  • Living Art Museum, Reykjavik
  • Three Colts Gallery, London
  • Seven Seven Gallery, London
  • Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
  • Apt Gallery, London
  • St John’s Notting Hill, London
  • Hangar-7, Salzburg
  • Studio Stafn, Reykjavik
  • Safn, Reykjavik