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Magnus Sigurdarson

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MAGNUS SIGURDARSON

Magnus Sigurdarson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1966.  He will further explore the concept of identity and his search for “Miami Melancholy,” which has been ongoing since his move to Miami in 2004.  “As a true blood Northerner with deep roots in Melancholy and the poetic enclose or angst as an artistic motivator, I have been searching for the ‘Tropical Melancholy’ and the ‘Subliminal in the flatness of Florida.’  This has of course opened my heart to all the other emotions,” Sigurdarson notes.  In Iceland, Sigurdarson mentored many younger artists, including Ragnar Kjartansson whose solo exhibition  Song was recently on view at MOCA.