Finnbogi Petursson | the artist

The artist Finnbogi Petursson
Born 1959, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Lives and works in Iceland, .

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Installation art,

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For his exhibition in Venice, Pétursson has constructed a tunnel-like structure bisecting the Icelandic pavilion. Pétursson’s 16 meter long structure, which juts out of the building, and then tapers at its end to contain a homemade organ pipe built by the artist, functions as a home for the Diabolus tone, which in medieval times was called la Quinte-du-loup and banned from the ritual by the Catholic Church...

Pétursson (b. 1959) studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the Jan van Eyck Akademie. His innovative and eccentric oeuvre hinges upon the conceptual treatment and integration of sound, space, and material. Since he began exhibiting in 1980...