Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir is a sculptor Icelandic: his works have been exhibited internationally in tantissim city, including locations in the US, Canada, UK, Japan and China. His work is recognized by its use of human figures androgynous, like those in his most important exhibitions Borders and horizons.
Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir was born April 20th, 1955 and currently lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. He studied art in England at the University of Portsmouth Fine Art Department and Bologna, Italy at the Academy of Fine Arts. His teachers and landmarks worth mentioning the English sculptor Darrell Viner.
Among the works to be mentioned Border: this exhibition of 12 life-size figures androgynous has made appearances at the Art Museum of Georgia, Knoxville Museum of Art, as well as locations in Alabama, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois and from 2007. the data, each in a unique pose, are made of cast iron and cohesive as a collection of the band of polished glass around his chest.
Steinunn signifance explained his choice of materials: “The color of iron means their quality, as primary if emerging from the earth,” and “glass as a material has a lot of different connotations. It can be fragile, and yet dangerous. It can be translucent or solid… E ‘as the water, but also as the air “.
The exhibition was presented in the Horizons documentary The Art of Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir directed by Frank Cantor and music of Björk. The film, exploring the human condition through the work of Steinunn, won a Cine Golden Eagle, Special Jury Award and the Masters of the International Cine Festival in Washington, DC in 2009.
In 2010, he presented his sculpture Steinunn ‘Waves’ commissioned by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. The sculpture consists of two towers curved aluminum die-cast with a human figure at the base of one and another human figure above the other. The nine meters tall sculpture is located outside the Aberdeen Sports Village. Steinunn said: “The ‘Waves’ sculpture is inspired by the special character of Aberdeen, with its seas and unique color and the shape of the building Aberdeen Sports Village. The work expresses dynamic movement, progress and a journey of discovery “.So many ideas, so many good ideas, put on display by the art of sculpture. Hands that can change matter, in order to reflect a message.
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