Ragnar Kjartansson on Repent / Fire

BORCH Editions present Ragnar Kjartansson’s inaugural exposure to the medium of printmaking. The collaboration resulted in Repent, a suite of twenty-five etchings of self-contained vignettes; poetic, comical, sometimes absurd scenes combining image and text, and Fire, a series of seven large-scale woodcuts dealing with fire as a universal symbol for the paradox of destruction and creation—running like a red thread through Kjartansson’s work.

Watch a conversation between Ragnar Kjartansson and curator Gilles Neiens about the personal stories behind selected prints from the two series.