Dýrfinna Benita Basalan (b. 1992) also known under her artist name Countess Malaise, is born and raised in Iceland. She graduated with a BA in Art and Design from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2018 and has been an active artist in multiple disciplines and venues. Dýrfinna is also a member of The Blue Collective which is a collective of artists who work exploring contemporary philosophical thematics in an amorphous format. In her painting and drawing, her style often found femme and fantastical and full of fantasy.