BALDUR HELGASON

SELECTED WORKS
 

BIOGRAPHY

“Baldur Helgason is an Icelandic visual artist who lives and works in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. He graduated from Iceland University of the Arts in 2008 and from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2011. Through his work, Helgason experiments with the depiction of the human figure, playfully exaggerating the features and toying with representation of human emotions. While playful and humorous on the surface, a lot of these images are actually portraying anxiety, loneliness, and melancholy, all presented through the extraordinarily ordinary life of his iconic comic-like character. Big-eyed, big nosed and with impossible limbs, this jolly fella feels as if he walked out of a classic cartoon, yet he is regularly portrayed while smoking drinking or getting involved in some sort of mischief. Baldur Helgason has held three solo shows in Chicago and one in his native Iceland. He has also participated in several group shows in the US and Europe.”

EXHIBITIONS

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TENDER
New York,Jan 23 - Feb 22, 2020

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LEAGUE HOME

New York, March 12-15, 2020

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DREAM MAKERS

New York, April 2 – May 16, 2020


B I O G R A P H Y
Baldur Helgason is an Icelandic visual artist who lives and works in Chicago’s
Edgewater neighborhood. He graduated from Iceland University of the Arts in
2008 and from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2011.
Through his work, Helgason experiments with the depiction of the human figure,
playfully exaggerating the features and toying with representation of human
emotions. While playful and humorous on the surface, a lot of these images are
actually portraying anxiety, loneliness, and melancholy, all presented through the
extraordinarily ordinary life of his iconic comic-like character.
Big-eyed, big nosed and with impossible limbs, this jolly fella feels as if he walked
out of a classic cartoon, yet he is regularly portrayed while smoking drinking or
getting involved in some sort of mischief.
Baldur Helgason has held three solo shows in Chicago, one in his native Iceland,
New York and LA. He has also participated in several group shows in the US and
Europe.
S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S
2020
“Spiritual Paintings For Emotional People” Richard Heller Gallery, CA
“TENDER”, PADRE New York City, NY
2019
“LOVEFOOL”, MYCH Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018
“LONELIEST STRANGER”, Galerie F, Chicago, IL
2017
“THREE WISE MONKEYS” NYCH Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016
“BALD BY BALDUR”, Port Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
2020
“DREAM MAKERS”, PADRE New York City, NY
2019
“UNIVERSES 2”, The Garage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“ISLANDS”, Ramp Gallery, London, UK
“THINKSPACE”, London, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago
“ONWARD”, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018
“IMAGES NOW”, Uncle Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
“RESTLESS II”, Galerie F, Chicago, IL
“HAPPY THOUGHTS”, All Star Press, Chicago, IL
“FAMILIAR FACES II”, Group Show, Galerie F, Chicago, IL
“PLUSHFORM”, Rotofugi, Chicago, IL
“POWER COUPLES”, Galerie F, Chicago, IL
“SKEMMTILEGS”, Two Person Show, Port Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
“HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME”, Line Dot Editions, Chicago, IL
2017
“TV DREAMS”, Three Person Show with Peter Jeppson & Zachary Davis Mory,
Miishkooki, Skokie, IL
2016
“SAMSYNING”, Port Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2013
“ART OF THE BIG SHOULDERS”, NYCH Gallery, Chicago, IL
“TALKIES”, Wix Lounge, San Francisco, CA
2012
“SF WEEKLY’S ARTOPIA Event”, Honoring 10 Mastermind Finalist at Public
Works, San Francisco, CA
2011
“CHARACTER”, Three Person Show, Million Fishes Gallery, San Francisco,CA
“THE NEW SURREALISM”, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A W A R D S
American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, SF Weekly
Mastermind Award





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