Hjálmar Vestergaard Guðmundsson is born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland (1989). He graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Arts of the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2016. His artworks have been exhibited in various galleries and art spaces in Iceland since 2008.
Hjálmar’s artistic research explores many media including painting, performance art, video art, installation and sound. Since the artist graduated, his art practice is mainly focusing on painting: Hjálmar overlaps images, kitsch textures and colors in order to create a world of its own, radically different from reality but still quoting it in a subtle and humorous way.