EINA FJÖL Í EINU
SAMÚEL JÓNSSON ART MUSEUM
Selárdal in Arnarfjörður
Elísabet Brynhildardóttir, Sirra Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, Selma Hreggviðsdóttir and Erling T.V. Klingenberg, August 2020
About Samúel Jónsson Art Museum
The exhibition was set at The Samúel Jónsson Art Musem in Selárdalur on the Westfjords in Iceland. A remote oasis where artist Samúel Jónsson constructed a church, a gallery and various concrete sculptures in his old age. Samúel was 65 years old when he received a pension which allowed him to fulfil his life´s dream and dedicate himself to his art. Although he had never received a formal artistic training, he had a natural aptitude for drawing, painting and woodcarving. Visitors can today see Samúel´s creations and it is rather difficult to believe that this was in fact possible, especially because Samúel did everything mostly by himself, without electricity or machinery. For the past 15 years a team of volunteers have been rebuilding and conserving the site, restoring it to its glory. Samúel´s dream was to have an art museum for artists to exhibit their work and with the opening of the exhibition "Eina fjöl í einu" that dream came to fruition.