Loneliest Stranger

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 - NOVEMBER 25, 2018

Loneliest Stranger 

Baldur Helgason is an Icelandic visual artist who lives and works in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. He graduated from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2008 and from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2011.

"Baldur Helgason's work deals with the human figure, at times abstracting it into simple minimal forms and more frequently into repetitive expressionistic explosions. The subject typically alludes to the everyman, often referencing art history and popular culture, and employing a cartoon like style that reminds us of childhood, a sense of play, causing us to recall the past yet still taking us to that space where anxiety and humor often intersect. In this body of introspective work Baldur has been exploring the existential dread of living as a foreigner in today’s America."