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Artist in Residence – Claire Paugam

Resident artist  CLAIRE PAUGAM describes her work-
“When I look at a stone, a visual analogy occurs, I see similarities with the texture of flesh, raw flesh. I can’t explain it, it just happens. I recognize an in-between texture. This is how I placed flesh in the landscape, precisely at the top of the Eldfell volcano in Iceland. The resemblance becomes clearer, and at the same time it becomes difficult to distinguish the two materials, they tend to merge together. My favorite definition of analogy is by Michel Foucault, it is: “… a tension never calmed between the two sides of an abyssal valley”, which provides “ a wonderful fight of resemblances “. By transgressing differences, being able to extrapolate, I find a coherency. The body as a landscape and the landscape as a body.”
More information can be found on her website.
clairepaugam.com

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Artist in Residence – Ryan Strasser

September ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Ryan Strasser – “My work reflects the absurdity of what is projected onto the notion of being feminine by the void of femininity. My process involves distortions that establish distance from the intent of the source material. These changes take a vapid idea of femininity and impose the probing question “Is this feminine?”.
Please see Ryan’s website for more of his works!
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Medium: oil on bed linen. Dimensions: 46×48

Artist in Residence – Suilma Rodriguez

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Suilma Rodriguez is an actor and filmmaker from Los Angeles.
“I approach acting in a very collaborative way and enjoy the intellectual pre-work that brings complex characters to life. As an editor I like the feeling of using my hands to craft a story.”
At NES she’s enjoying the dynamic climate and stress free life to focus on writing.
Check out her demo reels and more at www.suilma.com. and
https://www.facebook.com/ThePerfectHostMovie/?fref=ts
Photo below: Suilma plays “Julie” in the upcoming film @ThePerfectHost set in Arkansas, 1970’s. Photo credit: Jesus Murillo

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NES Listamiðstöð / Skagginn 2016

This weekend is jam packed !
Our artists share Sound and Music at Einbúastíg 2 (kaffistofunni),  Photography and Poetry at Árnes, a Solo Exhibition at Bjarmanes and of course our regular Nes studio space will be open too. 
Come and view our (probably the last month of summer) works! 🙂 

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Current Artist in Residence – Kimberly Anderson Ritchie

Resident artist KIMBERLY ANDERSON RITCHIE is an artist and teacher. She is the Printmaking Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. While in Iceland, Kimberley has been focusing on a body of work about the effects of climate change on local sea level rise, glacial retreat, and the impact of Icelandic algae. Select work created during the residency will be exhibited at the Museum of the White Mountains in New Hampshire in Spring 2017.  See more of her work at http://www.kimberlyandersonritchie.com and her blog:
http://www.kimberlyandersonritchie.com/news

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Artist in Residence – Rose Draper

ROSE DRAPER talks to us about her work at Nes: “I undertake Artist Residencies as a way of feeding my creativity and replenishing my mind, body and soul. I am coming from a design and 2D animation background, and in Skagaströnd I am undertaking my first writing residency in tandem with creative writing studies. Here for a month, I’m not sure what will emerge, or what form it will take, but working in this beautiful environment, I’m certain it will be creative. Please see my website: http://junglerose.com(which is still under construction) for more details of my work.”

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Artist in Residence – Annette Seeman

Artist-in-residence ANNETTE SEEMAN has worked as an artist for 30 years and is represented in major national collections in Australia and abroad. Her current studio practice employs photo media print processes. The use of slices and sections of imagery, enables an unexpected set of visual relationships, somewhere between reality and representation.

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Current Artist in Residence – Pam Posey

PAM POSEY  – “I look to the landscape of stones, geology and topology as source material for my paintings and drawings. My interest in the natural world is speculative and based on a sense of alienation from the familiar. An ongoing project, Stone Dislocations, began at NES in 2012 and continued to expand during a 2013 NES residency and a Wildfjords backpacking residency in the Westfjords in August 2014. During the current residency, I am focusing on a close study of Lava stones and exploring multiple ways to depict, describe and assign attributes to this most common and ubiquitous Icelandic rock.”
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For more information about Pam’s work please see below:
Pamposey.com
craigkrullgallery.com
sixtyfivedegreesnorth.blogspot.is
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