Thór Vigfússon (b. 1954) is an Icelandic artist who works primarily with colored glass and mirrors. These tersely elegant works hover on the boundary between painting and wall sculpture. Installed on or leaning against walls these minimal works play with the reflections of the surrounding room and the onlooker. At the same time the images become transparent because of the nature of colored glass. Like minimalist exclamation marks, Vigfússon’s works are seductive in their simplicity. Although he hails from Iceland, Vigfússon’s slick and reflective wall pieces recall the “finish fetish” aesthetic of West Coast minimalists like John McCracken and Larry Bell.
Vigfússon’s work has been shown all over Northern Europe and has been exhibited at QCA numerous times. Vigfússon’s work is in the public collections at The National Gallery of Iceland; Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik Art Museum and Leifur Eiríksson Air Terminal, Keflavik-Reykjavik International Airport.