Groot of klein
04.05.2019-24.05. 2019

Helgi Thorsson

About the artist:

Helgi Thorsson
was born in Egilsstadir in the east of Iceland in 1975. He studied Sonology at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, received his BFA from the Gerrit Rietfeld Academy in 2002 and an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2004. Helgi was a part of the artist initiative Kunstschlager in Reykjavik and ABC Klubhuis in Antwerpen. As well as having handled his brush and chisel for the past decades Helgi is a member of the bands Stilluppsteypa and Evil Madness.

Helgi was travelling with the Smyril Line, when we caught up with him on the phone a few weeks back. He told us that he is working in small working spaces these days and had to make some of his ideas in miniature models, his studio is the size of a toddler at the moment: “...however in the final stages of preparation for the exhibition it will all be made in the right scale…”