steingrímur gauti ingólfsson

Painter | Iceland

Steingrímur Gauti Ingólfsson is an Icelandic painter, born in Reykjavík in 1986. He studied Fine Art at The Iceland University of the Arts, Universität der Künste in Berlin and The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts.  


Ingólfsson mostly paints large, sparse, abstract expanses on canvas. His latest works are described as being a sort of an inner conflict, battling over what they want to convey, and what they want to hide. Are they something that we see or something that is hidden; what is surface and what is beneath. 


About his work Steingrímur says: “When I begin working on a painting I usually don’t know where I’m going. I take some days where I work with my hands - stretch canvases, prime and work my way into the material. Sketches, journals and whatever I’m reading or what occupies my mind at the moment usually ends up in the paintings in some way, but I don’t really think about it. Painting for me is a way of thinking.”


Steingrímur lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.