Það þótti mjög spaugilegt á sínum tíma þegar Einar Benediktsson átti að hafa selt norðurljósin, sem er eingaungu flökkusögn rétt eins og sá spuni sem fylgir fjármála kerfinu oft á tíðum, það er líka ekki á vísan að róa þegar ferðamönnum eru seld norðurljósinn nú til dags. Árið 2007 var ég mikið að hugsa um Einar Benidiktsson, þess mikla athafna og listamanns, og vísar titill verksins til meintrar sölu á norðurljósunum,
Verkið er málað í tilefni af Indigo sýningu Gullpenslanna í Gerðarsafni, þessi tími 2007 er annars tengdur við topp á efnahags rugli eða sveiflu. Ljósaperan þarna helst til að sýna lítilmótlegt framlag mannsins gagnvart náttúru öflunum, þó uppfinning hennar sýni líka getu mannsins til að betrum bæta sinn eigin heim.
The icelandic poet and businessman Einar Benidiktsson supose to have sold the northern lights, which is ongly a tale,it is just like the illusion that often accompanies the financial system, and it is also similar when we are selling the northern lights to tourists today tey are not visible at that moment. In 2007, I was thinking a lot about Einar Benidiktsson, the great poet and artist, and refers the title of the work to alleged sales of the Northern Lights,
The work is painted for the Indigo Exhibition of Gold Pencils in Gerðarsaf Museum of Kópavogur in 2007, this year is otherwise linked to the economy crash. The light bulb there remains to show the humble contribution of man to nature forces, although her invention also shows man’s ability to improve mans own world.http://dadilisto.blogspot.com/2016/12/norurljos-northern-lights.html
Norðurljós. Olía á striga. 230×200 cm 2006. Eigandi Listasafn Kópavogs.
Northern Lights. Oil on canvas. 230×200 cm 2006. Kópavogur Art Museum.
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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