Emil Asgrimsson solo exhibition

There’s a very nuanced aesthetic to Icelandic design, art, and music, especially when work reflects the country’s often ethereal, beautiful and earthy qualities.

Orgasm Mountain by Emil Asgrimsson
Orgasm Mountain by Emil Asgrimsson

Icelander Emil Asgrimsson, a Central St. Martins College of Art and Design student, is presenting his first solo show, billed as being inspired by ‘landscapes, geology and science,’ across collage, illustration and moving image.

Sci fi by Emil Asgrimsson
Sci fi by Emil Asgrimsson

Asgrimsson generally manages to tackle these galactic themes without making his work look like Rick Wakeman album art, and there’s much to be celebrated.

Feather by Emil Asgrimsson
Feather by Emil Asgrimsson

He is already finding commercial success, as the winner of a River Island illustration competition, and his work has featured in an iPad version of James Gleick’s book The Information.

Aviator by Emil Asgrimson
Aviator by Emil Asgrimson

Iceland is brewing quite a design culture, particularly in the digital realm as Design Week found out in 2010.   

Adventure by Emil Asgrimsson
Adventure by Emil Asgrimsson

Emil by Asgrimsson runs from 16 February – 31 March at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH

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  • Asgrimur Gudmundsson November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I must say I’m proud of this guy

  • Konsthopp November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Great work you are doing. I think we will have you
    in our next artist discovery. Check it out at http://konsthopp.wordpress.com/

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