#013 - Andrea Wan
3 colour, hand pulled, screen print.
Signed and numbered by the artist.
50 x 70 cm, frame not included.
A little word from Andrea“I like to experience a place more or less without any plans, to make sure I leave enough room for surprises. Coming to Iceland I had no expectations at all. It took two flights from Berlin to arrive at the small airport of Egilsstaðir. From here it took a drive of nearly an hour with nothing but white landscape and white sky to get to Seyoisfjörour. It was a total wow moment when this little dreamy town at the end of the road revealed itself from the fog. I stayed at an art residency called HEIMA, which means 'Home' in Icelandic, and I felt incredibly welcome. In just four days, I was surprised that I could establish such a bond with the resident artists at HEIMA and others living in Seyðisfjörður. I think the size of the village and the simple lifestyle brings the people together quite easily. Other then working on our separate projects, we would take walks, cook and eat together, share ideas and thought processes every day.
One of the nights we had a conversation that went from art to ghosts, dreams and Icelandic folklores. When it comes to Northern mythologies, I got the sense that Icelanders don’t take sides in believing or disbelieving. The stories are told in a rather neutral and respectful way, sometimes relating back to personal experience or family legends, so it somewhat blurs the lines between facts and fiction. The artwork I created is inspired by the stories of ghosts and spirits of Iceland and the fast-changing landscape I've observed on my hikes in the nature. I imagined a landscape with the different elements in nature, such as snow, wind and sun, conversing with each other - a landscape that is really alive.”