Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Portrait of Louisa Matthíasdóttir

“I start painting, and that’s about it”

At first, the blocky figures and flat colors that populate Louisa Matthíasdóttir's paintings seem almost childlike, naive. But stay with them a moment and a strange thing happens. The floor you're standing on drops out from under your feet, the air fills with the smell of saltwater and you are enveloped by the stillness of a quiet Icelandic afternoon.

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Still Life with Frying Pan and Red Cabbage


Icelandic landscape with sheep


Still life with Chinese eggplant and squash


Three Sheep


Village Scene


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