Miðjan í verkinu er mynd sem ég byrjaði á árið 2001, titilin er fengin úr þýðingu Sveinbjörns Egilssonar á Ódysseifskviðu Hómers. Myndin átti upphaflega að standa ein og vera málverk án nokkurra ferkari tenginga ef þannig mætti segja. Myndin var lengi í vinnslu og varð smámsaman af sýningarhugmynd og varð síðan eðlimálsins samkvæmt að þungamiðju sýningarinnar um Ódyseif sem ég hélt á Kjarvalssöðum 2011. Sólin er uppspretta lífs og sköpunar, fingurnir eru eins og framhald af sólinni og enda þótt maðurin ætti fyrst og fremt að vera andleg þá ekkert gerist til án athafna.Myndin fjallar þó aðalega um það þegar Odyseifur siglir framjá eyju hinna hættulegu Sírena. Saga Ódyseifs er annars að mínu áliti einskonar þroskasaga, en mannskepnan er fyrst og fremst villuráfandi sauður á leið heim þ.e.a.s. til að tengjast andanum eða guðdóminum í sjálfum sér, þessi leið er ekki auðrötuð.
The middle part of the whole is a panting that I started in 2001, the title is derived from Sveinbjörn Egilsson’s translation of Odyssey by Homer. The original panting was to be a painting without any connections to any ting else it became later an idea of an exhibition and then became the centerpiece of that exhibition, which I held at Kjarvalssadir 2011. The sun is the source of life and creativity, the fingers are like the continuation of the sun and even though the person should firstly be spiritual, although nothing happens without action.
The pianting, however deals with, when Odyseifur sails beyond the island of the dangerous Sirens.
The story of Ódyseif is in my opinion, a kind bildungsroman, but the man is primarily a misleading sheep on its way to home. Ie. to relate to the Spirit or Divinity in him self, this path is rather troublesome for the seeker.
Hin rósfingraða morgungyðja. – 2001-11 Olía á striga, 200 x 710 cm
The morning goddess with red fingernails.-Oil on Canvas 200 x 710 cm
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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