Malfridur Adalsteinsdottir is born in Iceland, but works and lives in Norway.
For the time being there are mostly two starting points in her art; one is nature, and the other is cultural heritage and craft tradition.
Her works often circle around nature in the north. The harsh nature of Iceland, and north of Norway and Spitsbergen. The clear and strong light that makes pattern when shining on water, ice, snow. The beauty and the stillness, but also the grandeur and the changes in the climate and nature.
And then there are her interests in cultural heritage and craft tradition. She uses old craft traditions in contemporary art. The old craft tradition demanded closeness between the product and the person making it; people relied on natural resources, and the way of making things was time consuming.
Artist-in-residence June 2012