Painter. Born 1979 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bergthor Morthens’ artistry is centered around the use of colour. The blotch of strong and bright colours comes in as a separate action, contaminating, almost cancerous, and altering the works in the process. Challenging painting traditions, Morthens’ violent and time consuming process of building up and tearing down, as well as the use of unconventional painting materials, serves to reveal the true colours of political figures and episodes.