My name is Jóel Kristinn Hrafnsson, born in and native to Akureyri, North Iceland, spending the larger portion of my life in Reykjavík. As far as I can remember I have experienced the mystical, and most of my influence is derived from insight and exploration thereof. I am quite inspired by illustrative art, ink work and watercolor paintings; not any specific movement or style in particular. Some of other artists and creators which inspired me are William Blake, H.R. Giger, H.P. Lovecraft among others. Art and creative work is to me however foremost an exploration and depiction of ideals and depictions of the visions springing from the realms beyond the senses.
As the great William Blake said:
‘I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.‘
I also have active various music projects, the dark esoteric / ambient ‘Solar Night’ and the Hardcore Techno / Electronic project ‘Naos’, which has been released in Belgium, United States and Germany. Those works can be heard here: (www.solarnight.bandcamp.com)
I aim for my work to bring vital currents, joy, freedom, potency, life-affirmation, wonder, magic and terror to all.