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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, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Still Life with Frying Pan and Red Cabbage

1979
Icelandic landscape with sheep, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Icelandic landscape with sheep

c. 1984
Still life with Chinese eggplant and squash, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Still life with Chinese eggplant and squash

c. 1984
Three Sheep, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Three Sheep

1988
Village Scene, Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Village Scene

1991

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