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2021

Oil painting by artist Thor Stiefel
One Eye. Oil on board 24x22cm.
Oil painting by artist Thor Stiefel
Sometimes. Oil on board 34x39cm.
Pilot. Oil painting by artist Thor Stiefel
Pilot. Oil on board 30x40cm.
Oil painting by artist Thor Stiefel
Surprice. Oil on board 54x49cm.
KABBALAH. Video excerpt, dur. 2:23.
Oil on board by artist Thor Stiefel
Another Look, oil on board 54x49cm.
MAX patch showing the four music machines triggering the C Major chord progressions in the KABBALAH
The D Major machine patch
The MAX – Live DAW environment studio; a common setup also used for my interactive works
Forma Pavimentum 1. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 1. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 1. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 2. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 1. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 3. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 4. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 4. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 5. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 5. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 6. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 6. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 7. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 7. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 8. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 8. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 9. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 9. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 10. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 10. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 11. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 10. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 12. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 12. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 13. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 13. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 14. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 14. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 15. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 15. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 16. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 16. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 17. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 17. Digital Photograph 2021
Forma Pavimentum 18. Artist Thor Stiefel 2021
Forma Pavimentum 18. Digital Photograph 2021
Meira Meira Meira

This is a piece made for an open call proposal. The call was for art in public space to be displayed on advertisement billboards around the city of Reykjavik.

I wanted to address the current issue of climate change that I regard stemming largely from our consumer culture. 

Having a degree in International Marketing as well as Art, I know how big corporations operate. Maximizing profit means maximizing sales. Likewise, countries and governments around the world aim for growing GDP and creating jobs. It is all about MORE. Our culture, mentality and focus is always on more. It is likely that the general public has not been aware of the fact that just creating garbage is reflected in the GDP; so in theory a company could produce waste simply to burn it – with no sales at all – and it would increase its country’s GDP.

Likewise the consumer has been trained in always wanting more. Obviously it stems from evolution and should be attributed to human nature. Nevertheless it is a huge contributor to the increase in carbon gas emission around the globe and a serious problem as we are increasingly being aware.

I thought it fitting to create a piece that displays the “Mantra” – More, More More, wrapped in a neon glow reminiscent of a Christmas tree and present it on advertisement billboards around the city.

Meira (e. More). 3D. work made in Blender for an Open Call proposal for puplic space Art on advertisment platform. 2001
Meira (e. More). 3D. work made in Blender for an Open Call proposal. 2001
Meira (e. More). 3D. work made in Blender for an Open Call proposal. 2001
Meira (e. More). 3D. work made in Blender for an Open Call proposal. 2001
Salt Thor Stiefel Artist
Salt, 3D model, Blender, 2001
Salt, wireframe model

When modeling in a 3D program it is all about topology and clean meshes. This one is only quads and, although simple as a model, surprisingly hard to achieve.

I have been working with 3D modelling and incorporating it into my art for many years. This methodology really took off for me when I got to know Blender. Ton Roosendaal, the founder of the Blender Institute is a remarkable man. He created this remarkable software and insists on it being an open source environment and completely free to use. The Blender community is also astounding; a real peer–to–peer community where one can get help and tips to further one’s art and craft. If you know Python you can customize the program making it completely streamlined to serve your needs.

Today I am using it to make interactive art projects, using another amazing software called Max to midi control 3D models and environments – I love it.

Tíminn og Vatnið/Time and Water. Video about how time can be contemplated through water ripples, dur.: 10:19. 2021
It is all about sise, Thor Stiefel TORA
It is all about size. Guash on paper, 100x70cm. 2021
The looming fear and strangeness of early 2020. Video, dur.: 14:05. 2020-2021
Thor, Stiefel, TORA, Well

Well…

Artist Thor Stiefel TIME 2020
TIME. Digital Media. 2021

This is a work contemplating on current affairs in 2021

Mr. Cencor. Video, dur. 2:37. 2021

A work made to address what I find to be increased strain on freedom of expression in the west in the twenty first century.