Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir (b. 1975) studied in Reykjavík as well as New York, where she graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2003. Thórdís’s paintings depict scenes of everyday simplicity played out in a fluid dream world. Her idiosyncratic figurative paintings, with their New York urban influence, are a breath of fresh air to the Icelandic art scene. The subjects—both human and animal—are often represented by unsettling distortions of their natural forms, and they inhabit a bizarre zone somewhere between realist figuration, cartoons, anime and pure fantasy.