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."
Daniel Benjamin Gallery (Upcoming)
Reykjavik Art Festival, Opening Ceremony at Gallery Flæði.
Slade School of Fine Art (BFA painting)
Iceland University of the Arts (BA performance art)