Í nútíð og í þátíð. In present and in the past.
Í nútíð og í þátíð.
Þessi mynd er ein af elstu myndunum sem til er eftir mig sennilega frá 1974. Hún hékk alltaf upp á vegg hjá móður minni, sem keypti hana og lét ramma hana inn.
Ég var svo heppin að eiga góða móður sem studdi við bakið á mér og var mikil og góð fyrirmynd hafði áhuga á listum og las mikið. Svo skemmtilega vill til að hún er 90 ára gömul í dag 3ja júní og er ennþá að lesa það nýjasta sem kemur út.
Það er athyglisvert að í myndinni kemur spíralformið fram sem hefur fylgt mér með ýmu móti alveg síðan í ýmsum tilbrigðum.
In present and in the past.
This pastel drawing is one of the earliest, artwork made by me since; 1974. This drawing was always in my mother’s house on livingroom wall, who bought it and had it put it in frame.
I was lucky enough to have a good mother who supported my all the time and was was interested in the arts and read a lot. So nice it happent that she to be 90 years old today; June 3rd and still reading new books ond taking part in live.
It is intresting that the drawing shows the spiral form; that has been in my artworks; in many different variations.
Ísa-lands-fjallið. Olía á striga. 40×50 cm. 2016
Iceland mountain. Oil on canvas. 40×50 cm. 2016
Published by Daði Guðbjörnsson
Lives and work as an artist in Reykjavik.
Alter ego DADILISTO
I was born in Reykjavik: May 12, 1954. Grow up Kópavogur close to Reykavik, which was mostly built by refugees, who were not allocated land in Reykjavík for political reasons. Good time for children to play in half builded houses, or go to a small shelter and listen to the communist.
When I was 12 y.o. I decided to become a painter and, as my father resisted, it would not turn back.
After I have learnd Carpentry to make my father happy, I went to The school of Arts and Crafts, and ended up learning experimental art and new art media, I could take all the risks, I had lernd very practical profession to be able to make a living. I did not get started with creating so called “New media”, but began do painting with the good old oil colours. I was a part of movement in the eighties called “New Painting”. I then studied in Amsterdam for a year, mostly of graphic printing, but that time was a great gift for me, since I started working as a professional and have done so mostly since 1983.
I’ve been very lucky! I was one of the first to do, so called “New Panting” in Iceland, this promotion drew attention and I started selling my art works and could make a living in a decent life, all the time until the lucky famous “collapse” of the banks in Ieland, but at that time people mostly have to use their money in pay-as-you-go debt created by our economic system in Iceland, probably one of the worst in the world.
After that crash, I have been doing some extra work: teaching, city walk with tourist and so on, I have alsow been having pepole visiting my studio with some home-made food. But also received a grants.gov support for big exhibition in Art museum: Kjarvalsadir in 2011. This period has been nice, always good to get new challenges especially if one manages to take advantage of them. I recently had an exhibition of Mokka Kaffi in Reykjavik hat was successful.
I have been doing Sahajayoga for many years and have volunteered to teach and introduce.
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