Að senda kort er góð skemmtun, eins og sagt er. Í tilefni af því að jólin eru að koma hef ég ákveðið að gefa út kort af einni af þeim myndum eftir mig sem hafa kannski vakið hvað mesta eftirtekt, en ég hef verið að gera fána myndir síðan ég var í list námi þó með ólíkum hef phætti sé. þjóðarfoss hangir nú í anddyri Fosshótel. Fánin, þjóðin og Þingvellir hafa verið mér kær alla tíð ég gerði einhverjar tilraunir með þetta í Myndlista og handíða skólanum en þar prófaði ég ýmislegt, hef þó ekki áhuga á að vera pólitískur þannig lagað, ég er ekki viss um að listinn geri gagn þar, þó hún geti verið nærandi fyrir sálarlíf mannsins.
Ég hef verið að gefa út kort af málverkum eftir mig í mörg ár og eru sum enn þá fáanleg hjá mér.Einnig hafa góðgerðarstofnanir fengið leyfi til að prenta myndir og Pennin Eymundsson hefur einnig gefið út kort eftir mig sem seld eru í þeirra verslunum.
We print a card.
Sending a card in mail is a good treat, you could say. As the Christmas are coming, I’ve decided to release a new card of one of my paintins, one wich many pepole like, pepole concider this to be our famous waterfall at Thingvellir. I have been making flag paintings since I was in art school.The painting “þjóðarfoss” (The National-waterfall) is now hanging in the lobby of Fosshótel in Reykjavík. The nation and Thingvellir have been favoratve to me all the time I did some experiment on the matter, but I like to exeriment with diffrent things, I do not want to be political artist, I’m not sure that people will benefit from that kind of art, though art can be nutritious for the soul.
I’ve been publishing cards of my paintings for many years and some are still available in my studio. Also, charitable organizations have been granted permission to print images. Pennin Eymundsson has also issued a cards of my art and are seling in their stores.
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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