“At first glance, the painter Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir (born 1950) appears to be an outsider on the Faroese art scene. The influence from Faroese culture is still visible, though, and her works cannot be regarded outside a Faroese or Nordic context. Her symbolic language is figurative in nature. The deeper meaning of life is at stake here. The wonders of creation, often in the shape of a tinu flower or bird, put things into perspective. The motifs are assertive and direct, and never indifferent. Whether she is depicting the lonely and abandoned, the miracle of childbirth, or and old woman with coarse, hard-working hands, the piece always exudes human warmth”.
“- The works of Sigrun G. Niclasen are epic and full of symbolic and religious overtones. The bird, plant, mountain and child are firm epic and symbolic pointers in a universe moving towards dreamlike and surreal horizons. Her themes have been longing, disruption, hope and redemption”.
“One of the most individualistic Faroese artists today is Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir. She works with a moderate Naivistic idiom too, and a bleak, greyish palette. Both her style and the intensely disturbing atmosphere found in her works recalls Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978), the italian Surrealist and Symbolist pioneer. And, as in Chirico’s pictures, we understand immediately the content of Sigrun’s images, but, at the same time, sense a metaphorical extension which reflects the unconscious. After having seen her pictures, they are irredeemably etched into mind, accompanying us in our thoughts for a considerable time thereafter”..