Sara Riel
Sjálfvirk / Automatic
20. 10. 2018 - 25. 11. 2018
Velcome to the opening of Sara Riel’s solo exhibition, Automatic / Sjálfvirk. Saturday October 20th, at 5pm.
New drawings, paintings and sculptures on show. A daily performance during exhibition hours as well as the publication of a book.
For the last semesters, Sara has practised a kind of drawing where she trains herself in reaching a state of flow, staying her thoughts and exploring the world within her – seeing where the line takes her. In the exhibition Automatic she goes against scientific thought or logical decisions based on analysis and categorisation. As indicated by the title, this is about something we can’t fully control, something which happens automatically. Sara promotes the power of improvisation and attempts to trust her insight.
Sara Riel has a kind of a unique status in the Icelandic art world. Few artists have undertaken as large wall paintings in public spaces. Sara started painting on walls as a teenager and her work can be found all over the world, for example in Tokyo, Berlin and Reykjavík. Her wall paintings have long become a part of Reykjavík’s landscape.
Alongside wall art, Sara has developed her imagery through different media with mixed technique. She has also been an industrious designer and designed numerous record covers, book covers and posters. She has participated in many exhibitions in Iceland and abroad, in smaller galleries as well as distinguished exhibition halls. Sara is a member of the Icelandic Sculptors Society and a part of an international street art gang called Big Geezers.

During the exhibition, Sara will draw every day (Wed – Sat) from 12pm -3pm in Kling & Bang.
On Oct 24, there will be a drawing concert; Sara Riel and Ólöf Arnalds at SOE 101 Kitchen in Marshallhúsið. Artists’ talk will be held in Kling & Bang on Nov 15 at 8:30 pm.

Kling & Bang
Grandagarður 20
101 Reykjavík

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Kling & Bang works in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna and The City of Reykjavík
Grandagarđur 20 - 101 Reykjavík