In her series View she created landscapes by taking lava from the Seyðishólar volcano and mounting it behind glass. From afar, they appear as minimalist monochrome paintings, however, up close they begin to reveal their intricate detail and materiality, encompassing both the chaos and order of nature. Although volcanic lava may embolden a certain Icelandic sensibility, Róbertsdóttir does not seek to symbolize or romanticize the landscape, nor is she concerned with constructing or deconstructing Icelandic identity. Rather, her works reflect a profound intellectual and spiritual connection to her surroundings where the raw materials become her voice and simplicity is her language.
Volk, Gregory: "Thinking with Things: On the Elemental Art of Ragna Róbertsdóttir”. In: Ragna Róbertsdóttir. Works 1984-2017. Berlin 2018. 5-15.