Atelier Sketch

Hreinn Friðfinnsson


İstanbul, Türkiye

Hreinn Friðfinnsson, acknowledged as a pioneer of the Icelandic avant-garde, produces works concerned with forms of seeing, the perception of space, and the notion of time, through subtle interventions and minor alterations to ordinary, everyday objects such as glass, mirror, foil, paper, and wire.
“Atelier Sketch”, displayed in four frames as part of the exhibition “What Time Is It?” (2019) at Arter, is an ongoing series in which the artist places the almost non-existent silk threads collected from a spider web in his workshop between two pieces of glass. Using this flexible, fragile material that evokes workmanship and labour, as well as forgotten corners, forgotten belongings, and rooms that have not been entered for a long time, Friðfinnsson shares a record of the time spent in the workshop with the viewer.


  • Title: Atelier Sketch
  • Creator: Hreinn Friðfinnsson
  • Date Created: 1990-2003
  • Physical Dimensions: 4 pieces; 22 × 22 cm each
  • Rights: Arter Photo: Hadiye Cangökçe
  • Medium: Spider web, glass, wood, paint

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