Við lifum sannarlega á tímum þar sem maður ætti að nota græna litin, það er auðveldara að maka olíunni á striga og láta eins og maður sé í paradís fjarri lífsins rauna slóð, en að finna lausnir á aðsteðjandi vandamálum. En einhverjir verða að huga að sálarheillum og vekja vonir hjá fólki um að bráðum komi betri tíð. Ég byrjaði að teikna bíla fyrir son minn þegar hann var lítill, nú er hann orðin fullorðin en ég reyni að viðhalda barninu í mér.
Lífsvagn; listvagn: er þó eldri og hefur að gera með hið andlega og hið vitsmunalega, en efnið er eingöngu til að auðga andan, að mínum skilningi og hefur ekkert sjálfstætt gildi.
We truly live in a time when you should use the green color, it’s easier to put the oil on canvas; pretend to be in a paradise and far from life’s real path and to find solutions to the emerging worlds problems. But some have to help the soul of man and raise hopes for people to soon find better times. I started drawing cars for my son when he was a kid, now he’s grown up, but I try to keep the baby in my soul.
Life wagon; wagon of art: however is older painting and has to do with the spiritual and intellectual, the world of material is ongly for enriching the spirit, in my understanding and having no independent value.
Orkan svo græn. Olía á striga 50×35 cm 2018
The energy so green. Oil on canvas 50×35 cm 2018
Lífsvagn; listvagn. Olía á striga. 82×98 cm 1984
Life wagon; wagon of art. Oil on canvas. 82×98 cm 1984
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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