Erna Mist

 
 

Paintings by London-based artist Erna Mist (b. 1998, Iceland) feature subjects from western rituals, modern clichés and topical stories. Depicting human figures in dreamlike scenarios, Mist uses allegory and historical events to engage with the cost of wealth, prisons of power, and the allure of getting lost in the maze of the mind. 

“Fundamentally, my paintings are attempts to capture today's dystopia into a work that is both unsettling and familiar, prompting an audience to reflect on their own complexities of contemporary life." 

-Erna Mist

 

Exhibitions:

 

2023

Solo Exhibition, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London (Upcoming)

 

2022

Solo Exhibition, Gallery Portfolio, Reykjavik 

Life is a Maze Which We Never, Group Exhibition, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London

Tightrope, Group exhibition, Cassina Projects, Milan.

 

2020

Reykjavik Art Festival, Opening Ceremony at Gallery Flæði.

Education

2020 - 2023

Slade School of Fine Art (BFA painting)

2018 - 2020

Iceland University of the Arts (BA performance art)