October 26, 2011
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sequin graffiti by therese himmer

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How insanely beautiful are these sequin graffiti installations in Reykjavik, Iceland by Danish/Czech artist, Theresa Himmer?

“I was interested in how these visual qualities also recall how landscapes respond to changes in wind and light. I moved from Denmark to Reykjavik in 2005 and the Series came as a response to my encounter with Icelandic nature and culture. In this context the sequins operate on dual levels. As they scintillate like water, ice or lava, they have an immediate visual and formal quality, which, in this framework, addresses the relationship between the natural and the artificial. Meanwhile, extracted from the commercial world, they serve as a critique of the increasing and disturbing commodification of Icelandic nature.” – Theresa Himmer

So illllll.

Photos: Plenty of Colour

25 Responses to “sequin graffiti by therese himmer”

AnonymousOctober 26th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I'm from Iceland and you should really see this when the wind blows and the sun shines at the same time! These photos are good, but it is really beautiful when you see it move! :)

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h. mooneyOctober 27th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I live in downtown Reykjavik and walk by one the decorated houses every morning when I go to work. I always look up – it's just so beautiful, especially when it's cold and windy. Reminds me of summer and the sun:)

HelenaJuly 16th, 2014 at 2:11 am

I was taking some pictures of Theresa Himmer icelandic art in 2011 and since now 2014 I din’t know anything about her!

Amazing work! BRAVO!

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