Elín Jakobsdóttir’s work encompasses a range of media from painting, cut paper, drawing and handmade objects to film. Her objects often appear in her films. The boundaries between these territories are gently pushed as the artist lets her ideas wander freely through the spaces and possibilities offered by the various approaches ultimately seeking out a poetic result. Shot in Super8 and 16mm her silent films tend towards so
called ‘experimental’ artist’s cinema. These incorporate a play of extremely condensed situations, recurring events, and distortions of time.
Elin Jakobsdóttir is a painter and filmmaker based in Glasgow. She is currently undertaking a residency for Woodlands Community Trust supported by Glasgow Sculpture Studios 2018. She recently showed in Here Was Elsewhere>>FFWD at Cooper Gallery Dundee (2018) and >>FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image From Scotland, Minsheng Museum of Art, Shanghai (2017). A recent screening of all her films, Patience in Virtue of Débordement was presented at CCA Glasgow (2016). In 2013 and 2015 her drawings were shown at Drawing Room London in The Drawing Biennale. She recently received a bursary from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York (2016). Current/recent solo shows include Chop and Black Cut-Out at Woodlands Workspace, Glasgow (2018); Ellipses of the Afternoon at No.35 Dunfermline (2018), Looping Lexicon at Krome Gallery Luxembourg (2015-16) and Eyes Cast at Leeds Art Gallery (2014-15). Jakobsdottir has also presented solo exhibitions at Temporary Gallery, Cologne; Stills, Edinburgh; Market Gallery, Glasgow; Fiction House, Berlin; Galerie Jota Castro Projects, Brussels; the American Cultural Centre Reykjavik; La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, amongst others. Commissions and works in public collection includes The Louvre Museum, Paris; Leeds Museums and Art Galleries; Stills, Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art.