STATEMENT: Hlynur's work deals with a way of affecting the way society, and the world, works through small-scale tactical connections and work that is able to affect the viewer in a positive way rather than shock.
BIO: Hlynur Helgason is an artist philosopher that lives and works in Reykjavík Iceland. He studied painting at the Art and Handicraft School in Reykjavik from 1982-1986, did an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmith's College in London from 1992-1994 and finished a PhD in Media Philosophy from the European Graduate School in 2011. The thesis will be published by the Apropos Press entitled: "The Beyond Within: Post-Cinematic Possibilities of Play and Action". He has worked extensively in installational and networking practice, utilizing new and treditional media in his work, as well as teaching art theory and philosophy.