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Current Artist In Residence – Mary Walters

13435426_1770950436485457_2298454307192421688_nMARY WALTERS talks about what inspires her:
“I find inspiration for my art in landscape. I enjoy the landscape of mountains, where geological time manifests itself through gigantic landforms; the landscape of the edge, where land meets water; and the landscape of memory, an intangible, elusive, yet powerful melting pot of images and ideas. But it is the impermanence of these landscapes which is of paramount interest – rocks which seem solid are constantly engaged in a process of reformation. The relatively insignificant human marks – the rust, the cracks, the scratched graffiti, the distressed surfaces and the torn edges – also contribute to the layered interplay and re-invention. This is the natural cycle of growth, decay and re-birth. I have come to Iceland to experiment and to try to take myself out of my comfort zone – and especially to try to learn to use After Effects, but remaining true to what moves me ”.

Current Artist in Residence – George Spica

13346389_1768778180036016_8740500313914248906_oMy name is George Spica, an American artist working in sculpture, installation, and performance. My work is concerned with the performative potential of the body, as well as, more recently, synthetic projections of that potential through geographical space. I find industry to be an incredibly beautiful and straightforward way of looking at the physical expressions, and desires, of the human body. By this notion, my practice aims to elucidate the romance present in industrial materials and functional aesthetics by creating distilled, protracted experiences thereof.


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Morgunblaðið 22.mars 2011 eftir Ólaf Bernódusson

Aimée Xenou er listamannsnafn Ninette Rothmüller sem dvalist hefur í Nes listamiðstöðinni á Skagaströnd síðan í lok nóvember. Aimée er gjörningalistamaður og nýverið stóð hún fyrir tveimur slíkum með hálfs mánaðar millibili þó að þeir væru tengdir innbyrðis. Fjöldi manns hefur sótt þessa tvo gjörninga enda hafa þeir báðir verið áhugaverðir og nýstárlegir hvor á sinn hátt. Continue reading 500 kökusneiðar

54th Venice Biennale

One of our artists Alec Von Bargen has been invited as part of the official selection to show at the pavilion of Costa Rica at the 54th Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Alec stayed at Nes in September 2009. Using a tiny point-and-shoot camera, Alec Von Bargen seeks to capture the realities of our world one moment at a time. Alec Von Bargen works all over the world but lives in the Mayan jungle near Akumal, Mexico. We are very happy for Alec and proud to be a part of his journey as an artist. To check out Alec’s work please visit his website: