x 40 cm
Auður Lóa (b. 1993) finished her BA from Iceland University of the Arts in 2015. Since then, she has participated in exhibitions, both as an artist and curator. In 2018, she was awarded the Motivation Award of the Icelandic Art Awards. Auður Lóa seeks inspiration from the so-called Staffordshire figurines which became popular in Britain during the Victorian era. The industrial revolution saw the birth of mass-produced figurines of people and current events of the times. The figurines varied in quality and were available at a price which middle- and working-class people could afford. The royal family, politics and arts were popular subjects, but also figurines depicting crime, failed circus acts and other things that were popular with the general public but were not considered high class. Auður Lóa takes a similar approach; as well as covering well-known motifs, she also focuses on people and events at the periphery of our attention. Her work is made from painted and glazed paper mache. The material is difficult to manage and often wrestles the control from the artist. The result is an imperfect copy of models from found imagery.
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