Borders – Steinunn Thorarinsdottir
Borders is an installation by the famous Icelandic artist Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir, exposed from Brauer Museum of Art University of Valparaiso. Often he intrigued his audience with figures and themes of equality and difference in size. Twenty-six life-size human sculptures now keep company.
The 11 pairs of size sculptures, made of cast iron and aluminum, are the contrasts in life and the human condition – light and dark, heavy and light, heaven and earth. According Þórarinsdóttir, installation involves the viewer in a direct and intimate and can be seen as symbols of humanity and cultural diversity.
“After his time with success in downtown Chicago to the Art Institute, with the display duration extended twice due to popular demand, Borders is a quiet campus environment where I think that everyone who sees the sculptures will hit and inspired, “Gregg Hertzlieb, director and curator of the Museum Brauer said.
The Icelandic contemporary artist worked as a sculptor for 35 years and has exhibited his work in major exhibitions around the world. The figures are based on the body of his eldest son and explore the dichotomy of human existence that reflects both the division and the unit.
“I wanted to leave the interpretation open,” he said. “I prefer my art to whisper, not shout, so people can interpret in their own way. I wanted the installation to relate to people wherever we come from, whatever our life experiences, we are all connected in the form and spirit. This garden was my first choice, a natural choice. “
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