Ellindur Egilstrøð captures the mystique of the landscapes of the Faroe Islands in this minimalist piece. Paint meets canvas where rock meets ocean, with soft, misty bursts of teal, green and grey mingling to convey the majesty of a vast cliff’s edge.
The harshness of the rugged coast comes through perfectly here, for the Faroe Islands coast is famous for boasting dramatic and severe views and Ellindur does not fail to portray that, even in this simplistic, impressionist piece.
You can almost smell the ocean air as you soften your eyes over the impressionist seascape, seeing the world through a simpler lens, a delectably wild and childish one.
Ellindur captures the beautiful simplicity of nature and offers a calming retreat for the soul with these bewitching, relaxed and folky visuals. If you look closely, you can see how he hints towards mysterious and moody buildings on the cliff-tops, evoking a sense of the unknown that draws the viewer even further into the dramatic scene.
The exhibition opens 22 July at 15:00.
Opening hours in Ribarhouse:
Monday – Friday: kl.15.00 – 17.30
Saturday: kl. 11.00 – 14.00
22 Jul - 30 Jul