Þegar ég var í „Mynd og handó“ var mikil feimni meðal nemanda við sölumensku, þetta hefur eflaust tengst áhrifum fá Fluxus hreyfinguni og fleiri trúarbrögðum innan listaheimsins. Ég get alveg viðurkennt að þetta er ekki einfalt mál frekar en jólaverslunin sem ekki er beinlínis hægt að tengja við kenningar Jesú Krists. Verslunin er þó hluti af því samskiptakerfi sem samélagið notar til að miðla gæðum sem listamenn vilja helst fá að njóta, þó það magn sem hver og einn þarf sé mismunandi. Gleðileg jól.
Selling art is …………
When I was in the art school, there was a lot of shyness among the student at selling their art subject, which is undoubtedly linked to the effects of Fluxus movement and other religions within the of artworld. I can fully admit that this is not a simple matter rather than all the business on Christmas, that can not be directly linked to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The selling is, however, part of our community, system that the wee use to handout daily need of live, that artists prefer to enjoy, although the amount that each needs is different. Merry Christmas.
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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