Ra Tack (b. 1988) is a Belgian painter and sound artist, living and working in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. Their paintings oscillate between abstraction and representation, often rendered in oil on large canvases. This installation features recent smaller works in oil stick on paper that are more intimate in scale. Tack’s compositions are composed of lush, expressive textures and colours, and deal with themes of transition, duality, love and longing.
Tack’s work has been exhibited widely, including solo and group exhibitions in London, Ghent, Berlin, New York, Copenhagen, and Marrakech. One of the leading painters working in East Iceland today, their work will be featured in a forthcoming exhibition at Ásmundarsalur in July-August, 2023.
The Skaftfell Bistró exhibits works by artists local to Seyðisfjörður and the East Fjords of Iceland. Tack’s work is shown here alongside watercolours by the German painter Bernd Koberling, who summers in nearby Loðmundarfjördur, and original prints by the Swiss-German artist Dieter Roth (1930-1997), who lived and worked in Seyðisfjörður in the last decade of his life.