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LINÉ RINGTVED THORDARSON Reviews: A stream of passion, Liné Ringtved Thordarson’s sculptures ooze sensuality. One might be tempted to describe her form as “a lava stream of passion”, but in the en- tire solid and where the bronze, which is Thordarson’s preferred material, may seem hard and impenetrable, an expression of organic life and contagious passion emerg- es. At the same time you register the force of lust, the characters’ fragility is revealed. Suddenly they appear bare, and as they find themselves out of sight – free from the voy- eurs inquiring gaze and in a private space. But they are not! They are exhibited and in a state beyond any modest consciousness. A strong and downright poetic staging of the expressive and the carnal. baggage.” -Lars Svanholm, Art critic Talented and booming. Significantly differ- ent from her peers. Her works reflect reality as an artist, not least as a woman. Paradise tales. The new sculptures exude erotic feelings which blossom and open up. Eroticism has been a permanent feature of Liné´s works from the beginning, but it has grown in scale and expression, almost with a desire to meet the audience in an uplifting and liberating way. The sensuality has been released and has become a way of expres- sion, which means that Liné progressively frees herself from the art historical models that have accompanied her, and instead sets up her own independent merge. God- desses in paradise tales from the garden of sensuality, or as the poet Pia Tafdrup has called it, ‘a spring tide of happiness’. -Erik Meistrup, Art critic and culture editor “Liné’s sculptures symbolize human emo- tions and experiences in a profound, in- tense and impressive way. Once you’ve seen them, they stay in your memory for a long time and become part of your emotional -Paulina de Nijs, Master of Art & Director, Grafisch Museum Groningen, the Nether- lands Liné really is in contact with her own feel- ings. She is concerned about how we live with each other. Is it intense enough? Far from always. Modern man does not have the depth of feeling that she could wish for. Yet, she expresses our problems in her sculptures so clearly that they hurt. The in- tention is that we all come to live in care and solidarity. Through body languages, she strengthens the sensitivity. -Leo Tandrup, Art historian & Dr. Phil, Art critic A subtle travel in these worlds. -Ove Torp, Art critic There is a certain inspiration from classical naturalism. Line Ringtved Thordarson de- velops her sculptures in an entirely person- al way with a theme, which revolves around the female universe of experience and char- acterized by a great psychological insight. – Tom Joergensen, Art critic and editor of art magazine Liné Ringtved Thordarsons new works express more vulnerability and sensitiv- ity. Strong emotions are at stake. Feelings you cannot escape. Expressed clearly and concisely, what the artist’s expression is all about. -Bente Hammershøy, Art historian MFC.