Liné Ringtved Thordarson was born and raised in North Jutland, Denmark, but at the age of 26 she moved to Iceland and started at the Iceland Academy of Fine Arts in Reykjavik. Here she took a Bachelor of Fine Art specializing in sculpture. In 1995 Thordarson moved to France, where her artistic career took off. She has had separate- and group exhibitions at both Danish and foreign museums, galleries and cultural centers since 1997, in France, Monaco, Germany, Iceland, Italy and Greece. She has made several outdoor bronze sculptures in Denmark and abroad. Today the artist live in Aarhus, but she is still attached to galleries and exhibitions around the world.
Liné Ringtved Thordarson works with a form of emotional expression. She expresses her own feelings in the sculptures and creates passion that draw us. The artist explain: “My sculptures are ‘living life’ transformed into shape. With this, every sculpture comes with its own little story about life and human. Joy, sorrow, eroticism, fear, calm. Human is present “.
The sculptures is erotic, sensual and emotional. Thordarson works primarily with the female body and she is very honest in her form of art. She spends time to get the story and expression right in the sculpture. The sculpture is first made in clay, plaster or wax, and finally cast in bronze.
“A stream of passion -Liné Ringtved Thordarson’s sculptures grow up with sensuality. You could be tempted to describe her form as “a lava flow of passion”, just in solid form and where the bronze, which is Thordarson’s favorite material, may seem hard and impenetrable, but contains an expression of organic and contagious life desire. In the same moment as the force of desire is detected, you see the fragility of the characters. They appear to be exposed and out of sight – free of the viewer’s view and in a private room. That’s just not true! They are exhibited and in a state beyond any kind of shy consciousness.”
-Lars Svanholm. Art critic. 2011
“Talented and forward-looking. Totally different from her peers. Her works are a reflection of reality as an artist and not least as a woman. A subtle journey in this world.”
-Ove Torp. Art critic. Art paper.