The Heroine

Steingrímur Eyfjörð

Artist Steingrímur Eyfjörð exhibits a range of works from the start of his career to the present day, dealing 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 view of women and his perspective on their feelings or status, but nevertheless 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 an artists’ approach to and discussion of women – a male artist with a nude 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 – unless it is one and the same.