SOURCE: Haukur Halldorsson

November 09, 2012 11:57 ET

Auction to Feature Entire Works of Icelandic Artist Haukur Halldorsson

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2012) -  According to a recent article published on IceNews, the loved Icelandic artist Haukur Halldorsson will be holding an auction at his workshop in Straumur, on the outskirts of Reykjavík, Iceland.

Halldorsson is set to auction off his entire collection of paintings and mixed-media work as the artist will be closing his workshop for good in order to relocate to Berlin, where he'll be opening up a new studio to house his projects.

As part of the auction, visitors to his workshop can bid on any item in his collection of Icelandic and Nordic mythology artwork, and agree with the artist directly on what price to pay.

As part of his background, Halldorsson has travelled widely to examine art, where he has visited China, the United States, and various countries across Europe. In New Mexico, he encountered the Navajo Indians and observed the art of sand-casting, which he later applied to his own practices.

Halldorsson is a respected artist who has explored the theme of Icelandic folklore, Celtic and Nordic mythology, where he has made hundreds of illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media pieces. His paintings often contain mysterious magical characters, fire-spewing primeval titans, sections of peculiar structures, living skulls, and Viking ships in strange surroundings.

The artist's most notable work is the 'Arctic Henge' located on the plains of Melrakkasetta near Raufarhofn, the most northern town in Iceland, situated right below the Arctic Circle.

The 'Arctic Henge' is a stone calendar of the seasons based on the paths of the sun and the moon. Located in the middle is a stone structure with a crystal on the top that captures the rays of the sun and breaks it into prism colours. On the outer wall, there are four gates facing each direction, marking the solstices of winter and summer, and the equinox of spring and autumn according to the old Norse calendar.

The unique location has a full circular horizon on land so nothing can hinder the sun- and the moonlight.

Those who are interested in purchasing his work are urged to visit Halldorsson at his workshop in Straumur just outside Reykjavík -- the auction ends 15th December 2012.

To learn more regarding Haukur Halldorsson's work, visit http://www.vikingcircle.com/.

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