Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

  • Biography

    Sóley Ragnarsdóttir’s practice evolves around a hyper-ornamented artistic universe in which acrylic and epoxy intermingle with amber, seashells, and ocean-sharpened glass pieces play a significant role.
    Ragnarsdóttir’s sculptural approach to painting allows for a pictorial language to move from the canvas out to all the elements in the space. In this way the artist creates a fascinating aestheticized world flirting with kitsch and bearing traces of the Arts & Crafts traditions of handicraft, as well as of the artist’s Icelandic origins. The decorative traditions of handicraft have long been positioned as an opposite to the elevated fine arts, but Ragnarsdóttir shakes things up and focuses our attention on the artistic value of the decorative as something also entitled to take up space in the scope of contemporary art

    Sóley Ragnarsdóttir (b. 1991, DK/IS) lives and works in Thy, Northern Jutland. She holds an MFA from Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany (2014–19) and has exhibited at Städel Museum (Frankfurt), Historisches Museum (Frankfurt), Jean Claude Maier (Frankfurt), Kunstforum (Darmstadt) and Overgaden (CPH) among other places.

Showing 1–12 of 20 artworks

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Napkins at the end of my world, 2021
34.5 x 34.5 cm epoxy, plastic, shells, strings and amber on napkin

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

I’ll break your nose and you heart too, 2018
70 x 35 x 35 cm Acrylics, epoxy, sunflower seeds, glass, clay, plaster, wood

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Napkins at the end of my world, 2021
34 x 34 cm epoxy, plastic, shells, strings and amber on napkin

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Untitled, 2022
220 x 135 cm Acrylics on masonite and MDF DKK50,000.00

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Napkins at the end of my world, 2021
33.5 x 34.5 cm epoxy, plastic, shells, strings and amber on napkin

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Napkins at the end of my world, 2021
33.5 x 33.5 cm epoxy, plastic, shells, strings and amber on napkin

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Untitled, 2022
200 x 270 cm Acrylic on canvas and wood DKK68,000.00

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Untitled, 2022
180 x 115 cm Acrylics on masonite and MDF DKK41,000.00

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Untitled, 2022
70 x 23 cm Acrylics on masonite and MDF DKK15,000.00

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Untitled, 2022
55 x 20 cm Acrylics on masonite and MDF DKK9,000.00

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Napkins at the end of my world, 2022
25 x 25 cm Acrylic, mussel, amber, flower, epoxy, napkins, cotton DKK9,300.00

Sóley Ragnarsdottir

Napkins at the end of my world, 2022
25 x 25 cm Acrylic, shell, amber, glass, epoxy, napkins, cotton DKK9,300.00