The artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir is a one-of-a-kind master in transforming raw, hard and cold materials in to human-like sculptures. She is born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She lived in England and Italy where she got her education as a sculptor. Steinunn has been working professionally for close to 40 years and has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan, USA and Australia. Her works are in private and public collections such as The University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, USA; Collection of Carl XVI Gustav, the King of Sweden; The Reykjavik Museum of Art and National Gallery of Iceland to name a few. Steinunn has through the years done numerous commissions both indoor as well as site specific outdoor work. Steinunn lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The shape of a human body arises from cold aluminium and steel. It stands strong with welcoming arms, ready to give or receive whatever comes. The human-like sculpture is an androgynous figure that is central to the international artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir work. The androgynous human sculpture lacks facial expressions yet it embodies the human emotions so effectively. It represents the general human psyche rather than a distinct sex or ethnic identity. The humanlike figure is an open curious spirit with a strong appearance that always leaves us amazed.