Haukur Halldórsson

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Haukur Halldórsson (The Hawk) (born 1937 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic artist and member of the Íslenska Ásatrúarfélagið.

His first exhibition was in Gallery Djupið in Reykjavík in 1978 with Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson, His first solo exhibition was in Reykjavík in 1980 in Gallery Torg run by the composer Jóhann G. Jóhannson. Since then he has made numerous exhipbitons in Europe, China and in the USA. He works in various media, painting, sculpture, jewel making and explores most any media.


Halldorsson explored for a long time the theme of folklore of his home country Iceland, the Brothers Grimm, Celtic mythology and Nordic mythology in his art practice. He has made numerous drawings an illustrations on the subjects. Halldórsson has traveled widely to examine art, to China, various countries in Europe, and the United States. In New Mexico he encountered the Navajo Indians, and observed the art of sand-casting which he later applied in his own art practice.

His current practice evolves around the North-European mythology and Nordic mythology. His website presents his version of the Viking myth of Asgard, Yggdrasil, The Tree of Live and the bewitching underworld.

His selection of works from 1989 until 2001 combines disparate elements from the worlds of fantasy, myth and everyday experience. His paintings often contain mysterious magical characters, fire-spewing primeval titans, sections of peculiar structures, living skulls, Viking ships in strange surroundings etc.

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