The Heroine

Steingrímur Eyfjörð

Artist Steingrímur Eyfjörð exhibits a range of works from the start of his career to the present day which deal with women or female personalities. Most of them have been exhibited before, but now there is an opportunity to view them together and see how the subject of women has accompanied him since the earliest part of his career.

In our society, it is a delicate matter whenever a man expresses his opinion of women and his perspective on their feelings and status but never the less it is important to reflect society’s multi voiced and inharmonious choir of all genders. Here Steingrímur has assumed a position on the side of women, if we can say so, and examines the discourse on the woman as a symbol and the eternal tug of war between women’s multi-faceted reality and their image.

The cliché in artists’ approach to and discussion of women; a male artist with a naked female model, is far-away in Steingrímur’s works. He leads us to the past with the help of mediums, examines the image industry and shows us images of women in various roles, from mother to heroine – except that it’s the same.