Ára á mótum.
Árið er bara allt í einu búið og orðið ótrúlega gamalt. Nýja árið kemur alveg splunku nýtt, þetta er rétt eins og í listaheiminum nýungarnar eldast með leiftur hraða; annað árið ganga málningar sletturnar útum allar koppa grundir, rétt eins og flugeldarnir á gámlárs kveld og svo næsta ár má helst ekki gera neitt sem sést. Ef lista menn elta sraumana hafa þeir enga staðfestu en ef þeir halda sínu striki eru þeir sagðir staðnaðir, já það er vandlifað í núinu.
New for this Year.
The year has just become incredibly old. The new year is quite new, it is just as in the art world new trend grow old at a flashing speed; one year paintings push to its limits, and so next year, you can’t do anything that’s seen in the real world. If artist constantly Jump to new Painting styles, they are unstable, but if they keep their style, they are said to be stuck, yes, it is a toil To be “in the now”.
Án titils; innan sviga. Olía á striga. 72×72 cm. 1983
Unitled; within brackets. Oil on canvas. 72×72 cm. 1983
Þessi mynd er máluð, þegar ég held ég hafi verið í tísku í listaheiminum.
This picture is painted when I think I was fashionable in the art world.
Í öðru ljósi. Olía á striga. 100×70 cm. 1990
In a new light. Oil on canvas. 100×70 cm. 1990
Þessi mynd er máluð, þegar ég held ég hafi ekki verið í tísku í listaheiminum.
This picture is painted, when I think I was not in fashion in the art world.
Brosandi formfræði. Olía á striga. 50×55 cm. 2017
Smiling formalist. Oil on canvas. 50×55 cm. 2017
Á þessaru stundu veit ég ekki hvort ég er í tísku í listaheiminum.
At this moment, I do not know if I’m fashionable in the world of art.
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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