Erna E Skúladóttir (b.1983 Reykjavik) is an Icelandic visual artist, living and working in-between Norway and Iceland, since graduating with a MA in Fine Art from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2014). She is currently working on the project “Landscapes of Transformation: Illusion of Stability”, a site-specific project based in ceramics and geology which investigates transformation and fluidity of raw materials. She is a part of the ‘Topographies of the Oblolete’ reasearch project and has an ongoing collaboration making large spacial installations with artist Karin Blomgren. Her work has been shown at Galleri F15, Visningsrommet USF, KRAFT, Bergen Kunsthall, Hafnarborg, the British Ceramics Biennial and most recently at Parcours Céramique Carougeois International Biennial, Switzerland.
Upcoming exhibitions include “Beyond the Object” at Uppsala Konstmuseum and Vestlandsutstillingen 2018 at Kunsthall Stavanger.
“In my work I examine relationships between the real and fantastical nature of change and transformation. I do so through observations, followed by manipulations of landscape, architecture and natural materials. ‘Landscapes of Transformation’ (such as cracks and layering of materials) that speak of a duration of any kind receive a special attention – in particular where the fluidity and fragility of a solid matter is exposed and stability can be revealed as an illusion. It is in the tension between different ways and tempos of natural movement that I find my inspiration – all materials flow in cycles; rocks as well as water.”