Hildur Erna is an Icelandic artist based in Reykjavík. Her main medium is photography but mixes it creatively with painting, drawing, and writing. She communicates and exaggerates the subtlety of body language, creating different forms that reveal surfaces of internal turmoil and cosmic powers. Using different mediums in her work she creates her own distinct visual language filled with layers of sensorial worlds that are embedded within physical forms. Hildur Erna creates life forces by pinching out of darkness the visual beauty of the human, its shapes and possibilities. Dissecting the human body on a two-dimensional surface enables her to explore the fine line between life and death, identity and mobile selves, wholes and fragmentations, pleasures and unbearable disgust, classical heritage and new imaginations. Such an approach often ends up with the unexpected and transformative, transgressing her works into vibrant matters.

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty. One person may even perceive deformity, where another is sensible of beauty; and every individual ought to acquiesce in his own sentiment, without pretending to regulate those of others.
(Hume 1757, 136)