Comics for a Quarter Century
Icelandic artist Þorri Hringsson exhibits a selection of works from his career in comics at the Reykjavik City Library, now spanning over a quarter century.
Þorri Hringsson was born in Reykjavík in 1966. He studied art at the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts, at Myndlista- og handíðaskóli Íslands (Icelandic School of Visual Arts and Handicraft) and at Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. He‘s held over 25 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Iceland, Europe and USA. All major art museums in Iceland own works by Þorri, as do many private and public collections in Iceland, Europe and USA.
Alongside his career as an artist, Þorri has been creating comics for over a quarter of a century. A selection of his works will be exhibited at the comics department on the second floor of Culture House Grófin. Among Þorri‘s works is the comic book 1937 – Tinna and Hreinn Borgfjörð‘s Adventures, created by Þorri and Sjón in 1989; comics from all issues of GISP! magazine along with other publications in Iceland and Scandinavia.
The exhibition space is unconventional and the agenda behind the project is to promote Icelandic comics artists and their work. In addition, the exhibitions bring to life the traditional library space in the comics department.
Þorri‘s works can be viewed here. The exhibition is ongoing until January 2, 2017.
The Reykjavik City Library’s downtown branch is open Mondays – Thursdays from 10 am – 7 pm, Fridays from 11 am – 6 pm and weekends from 1 pm – 5 pm.