Baldur Helgason


Baldur Helgason’s (b. 1984) artworks depict the human body in a punchy, expressionistic visual style — uniting humour, nostalgia, and mania. Adopting a classic cartoon aesthetic, Helgason’s art often depicts and subverts the figure of the ‘everyman’. While his cartoon influences are reminiscent of childhood, the almost anxious energy of his art relates to the fears and disquiet of life as an immigrant in America. Likewise, Hanky Panky NoHow surreally invokes intense emotional responses, resulting in both discomfort and visual intrigue.