FOR THE MULTIS PROJECT multis.is
2019, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ketilsson´s relief sculpture is titled Calm Sea and is made especially for Multis. The 10 x 15 cm. work is composed of two units cast in black stone clay and is to be hung on a wall. It is made in an edition of 5, signed by the artist.
Ketilsson’s artistic background lies in conceptual art and it is important for him to constantly re-identify himself as an artist; using various materials and methods of creation, but always exploring his concepts through craftmanship.
Thus, this work is an offspring of other recent works where he uses fired clay. One could say that casting a mountain form, from stone clay is a re-gift to nature.
The symmetry of the mountain with its reflected form, the reflection becomes our inner landscape, a form that is beyond the tangible, between clear sky and the calm sea.
MULTIS.IS - A project presented by Óskarsdóttir/Spanó (Helga Óskarsdóttir / Ásdís Spanó) in Reykjavik, Iceland. They invite artists to create signed and numbered art editions that are then sold on the Multis.is webpage.
MULTIS presents eight renowned, Icelandic contemporary artists who work internationally.