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Guðmundur Thoroddsen


Guðmundur Thoroddsen

  • Born
  • Iceland
Artwork: Guðmundur Thoroddsen, At Home, 2004
Guðmundur Thoroddsen, At Home, 2004

Guðmundur Thoroddsen explores masculinity. He pokes fun at the patriarchy with warmth and humour. Thoroddsen’s images consist largely of bearded men busy playing basketball, brewing beer, hunting and engaged in horseplay. Although the idea of masculinity is glorified and made fun of, these male figures can be perceived as bewildered and confused; are they trying to embrace a dying masculinity? Guðmundur Thoroddsen studied at the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He works with traditional materials and methods such as watercolours, ceramic, wood and drawing.