5×5 features five photographs by five photographers, usually curated around a specific subject matter, selected by a guest editor.
Kolbrun is a currently Iceland-based, sometimes New York-based artist. Currently she lives in Reykjavik and is working on publishing a new arts and design journal called Neptún.
Kolbrun selected 5 artists from her home country Iceland. These artists have in common a knack of seeing the oddities in everyday life, and an ability to capture that in a fascinating way. Even though these artists all come from the same place they all have a very different approach of making art. This makes it very cool to look their work together!
Sigurdur Gudmundsson‘s is one of the first Icelandic artists to have a conceptual approach to photography. His images are humorous and poetic.
A huge pile of trash. I like it.
Sunna Ben works equally in photography and illustration. She has this very nonchalant approach to her photographic work, and her vision is definitely witty and fun to look at.
This is a still from Gunnar’s video installation called Hringsól 4. It shows a fishing boat sail in circles over and over, leaving a large circular drawing on the sea.
There is definitely something uncanny about this image. Probably because it reminds me of walking to school as a kid, which reminds me of being in school.