About the gallery
Þula was founded by Ásdís Þula Þorláksdóttir in June 2020, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The gallery represents and exhibits a selection of established and emerging contemporary artist.
Bringing the latest currents and trends in the Icelandic art world to an international platform it strives to not only bring
together its surrounding community through the language of art but to create a dialogue between cultures, introduce new narratives and blur borders in a divided world.
Kristín Morthens (IS)
Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir (IS)
Kristín Morthens' paintings deal with boundaries, intimacy and separation through narratives of limb-like figures in abstract spaces. These subjects often perform a gesture of almost-touching, reaching out or pulling in, either toward themselves or between each other. The focus of physicality is repeated through layering techniques using materials such as oil, spray paint, dry pastels and charcoal. The contrasting surfaces highlight notions of boundaries and materialism.
Kristín Morthens (b. 1992) solo exhibitions include Gegnumtrekkur for Þula, Reykjavík (2021), Introducing Kristín Morthens for Christopher Cutts, Toronto (2019), and I Followed a Spiral, It Felt Lika a Loop, Angell Gallery, Toronto (2019). Morthens' work has been shown at CHART Art Fair, Art Miami, Art Toronto and Foire Papier. She currently resides in Reykjavík.
At Market Art Fair, Kristín will be introducing new works in her signature style, taking us through the landscape of these other-wordly oil paintings.
Kristín Morthens, 'Undiralda', (2022). Oil, spraypaint and dry pastel on canvas. 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of Þula and the artist.
Kristín Morthens, 'Alda aldanna', (2022). Oil, spraypaint and dry pastel on canvas. 100 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of Þula and the artist.
Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir
Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir (b. 1981) graduated from the art department of the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2006 and later completed a master's degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2009. Áslaug has participated in exhibitions in Iceland, the United States and Europe. In her works she deals with formal aesthetics and image structure, where her artistic creation is characterized by a constant search for balance. Strong sense of materiality is a great focus of her work and with the use of materials that are often related to the modern construction industry and house building, Áslaug refers to arts history while creating a dialogue with the contemporary artscape.
Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir, 'Autumn', (2022). Acrylic paint, aquarelle and stones on coloured grout. 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of Þula and the artist.
Áslaug Íris Katrín Friðjónsdóttir, 'Spring', (2022). Acrylic paint, aquarelle and stones on coloured grout. 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of Þula and the artist.