< Thor Rafnsson


My name is Thor Rafnsson, born in Reykjavik, Iceland.

I live and work in Denmark. Above all else visual arts have always been a great interest of mine. I received my education at The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts. Iceland is my inspiration, my home land has given me an absorbed personal development.

My years in Iceland have given me a lot of inspiration and still do when I go home on vacation. The great contrasts, the beautiful language and the harsh and harsh nature appeal to me, which is reflected in my pictures.

I see my self as an very grounded in myself as an artist and know what i want to give and know what i want to express with my art but sometimes i find myself in a crossroads of where to go from and in what direction i want to take my art so i have always been very keen to experiment with my art.


M.A.D.S. MILANO, a gallery 22.11 – 6.12.2019.

ART NORDIC 27. – 29. marts 2020 Copenhagen.


Thor Rafnsson, painter: Every painting is often something new, both technically and spiritually. I can change my style of painting often to suit what I want to express, and sometimes it is even a struggle which forces me to explore new avenues, so that I can reach the visual language I want to express.The colors in my pictures most often light and I endeavor after concord and balance. Through the pictures I also want to try express mankind’s internal spiritual room, where the creation of the images occur.Most often, I find my subject to through the people I meet in my everyday life, It can also be the way one felt at that moment, a feeling you would like to capture or a space to explore.Some encounters spur my imagination and I get the urge to put what I feel on canvas.It can be the way one felt at that moment, a feeling one would like to capture or a space to explore.My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them.