Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir
All in my head?
2021 ,Watercolor and ink on paper.
Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir (b. 1987) grew up in Þórshöfn in the Langanes peninsula in Iceland. She graduated with a BA in Modern Studies from the University of Akureyri in 2012. In 2016 she graduated from the Fine Art department in the Iceland Academy of the Arts. She lives and works in Berlin, Reykjavík and Þórshöfn.
Hildur Ása Henrýsdóttir’s practice gives an honest insight into the feminine world, deconstructing the idea of perfection, exploring the personal connections humans establish with their bodies and their emotions. Her work depicts intimate moments free of taboos and embraces imperfection, blurring the line between what is meant to remain personal and what is socially accepted to be shown in public. Hildur Ása portrays herself in most of her works, exploring her body and undertaking an introspective journey into the relationships between her inner self, her body and others. She uses the ephemeral and delicate qualities of watercolors to depict deformed and not completely human creatures, which appear at the same time cute and sinister.