People are talking about masks eccentric of a designer in iceland [PHOTOS]

Les langues se délient sur les masques excentriques d’une designer islandaise [PHOTOS]

Les langues se délient sur les masques excentriques d’une designer islandaise [PHOTOS]

The Icelandic Ýrúrarí wearing one of his creations, in Reykjavik, on Monday.

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May 12, 2020 10h19

Updated at 15h38

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People are talking about masks eccentric of a designer in iceland [PHOTOS]

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Agence France-Presse

REYKJAVIK — By the time of a pandemic, the masks are the object of all desires, and sometimes of all fantasies : the evidence with the Icelandic Ýrúrarí which proposes to hide behind a giant smile teeth paired or multiple languages dégoulinantes.

“The idea was that these masks are scary to stick to the rule of social distancing,” says smiling Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, his real name, to the AFP.

“You need to see this as a joke because [they] do not protect from the virus but it keeps people and encourages them to maintain a safe distance,” adds the artist, 27 years of age.

In the small studio she rents in an industrial area of the icelandic capital, the balls are piled on the shelf next to the desk where sits a dozen of his extravagant creations: masks decorated with one or more languages, braces or fangs of vampires.

Up to ten hours were required for the masks worked, inspired by the films, series and other reality tv shows that she has devoured during the confinement is imposed between march and April.

These masks are the logical continuation of a line of sweaters, original made two years ago and which represented the “feelings that accompany the life,” said the young woman.

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Les langues se délient sur les masques excentriques d’une designer islandaise [PHOTOS]

The Icelandic Ýrúrarí, her real name Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, at work in his workshop in Reykjavik on Monday.

AFP, Jeremie RICHARD

Each small Icelandic Ýr Jóhannsdóttir has learned to knit 9 years in school.

“I’ve become strangely obsessed with knitting. I always read the comic strips of Donald Duck and I tricotais at the same time,” she recalls.

If his masks have experienced an unexpected popularity on the social networks, the artist, however, does not intend to do the other.

“Things are going much better here in Iceland so I have no desire to do more”.

Museums of textiles in the United States and the netherlands have expressed their interest to add these masks to their collection in memory of these times so special.

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Les langues se délient sur les masques excentriques d’une designer islandaise [PHOTOS]

One of the creations of Ýrúrarí

AFP, Jeremie RICHARDLes langues se délient sur les masques excentriques d’une designer islandaise [PHOTOS]

One of the creations of Ýrúrarí

AFP, Jeremie RICHARD

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