Þegar ég byrjaði minn feril sem listmálari var sú hefð sterk á íslandi að lista menn seldu verk sín úr vinnustofuni, Fólk kom í heimsókn og skoðaðai og keypti ef það sá mynd sem því líkaði. Ég fór þó snemma að setja verk mín í gallerí enda var Reykjavík að stækka og svo fannst sumum þægilegra að kaupa af galleríi ef fólk var t.d. að kaupa gjöf þá gæti viðkomandi á auðveldari hátt skipt og jafnvel fengið verk eftir annn höfund o.s.frv. Á seinni árum hefur fólk svo jafnvel farið að versla á Fésbókar síðuni hjá mér en það eru frekar smærri verk. Ég og margir listamenn vilja þó gjarnan fá fólk í vinnustofuna ef það er að spekúlera í að kaupa mynd.
Ef þú vilt heimsækja vinnustofuna, er betra að hringja áður; Gsm: 8977434
When I started my career as a painter, the tradition in Iceland was in that manner, that artist sold their art work from the studio, people came to visit and viewed, and then bought, if they saw someting that they liked. However, I started to work with a gallery, as Reykjavik was expanding, and some of people were more convenient with buying from a art gallery. Now a days wee have Facebook markeding and other cocialmedia. However, I and many other artists would like to have people comming to the studio if sombody would maybe want to buy a painting or a print.
People are welcome to visit the studio, just call before; Tel: 8977434.
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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