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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

1979

Icelandic landscape with sheep

1984

Still life with Chinese eggplant and squash

1984

Three Sheep

1988

Village Scene

1991

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