Á heimili mínu hangir rúmfjöl upp á vegg þetta er ættar gripur sem mamma gaf mér, hún kemur úr Vigur sem er lítil eyja við Ísafjarðardjúp, en í fyrra kom upp sú hugmynd að ég málaði mynd fyrir mann sem hafði hjálpað mér, sem væri byggð á munstrinu í rúmfjölinni, ég lofaði að prufa hvort það gæti orðið einhver mynd á því, hér er svo gripurin kominn.
Ég var töluvert að skoða útskurðin á Þjóðminjasafninu fyrir 1980 og hef örugglega orðið fyrir áhrifum frá þessu í upphafi ferils míns og því er þetta skemmtileg tilraun fyrir mig.
Þessi útskurður er einn aðal uppistaðan að sjónlistar arfi okkar ásamt lýsingu handritana.
In my home, on the wall there is a wood object it is a family item my mom gave to me, it comes from Vigur which is a small island at Ísafjörður, but last year came up the idea that I painted a picture for a man who had helped me, which was based on the pattern in the wood object, I promised to see if there could become something, and now I can deliver a piece of panting.
I was looking at the carvings at the National Museum before 1980 and have definitely been affected by this at the beginning of my career, so this is a nice experiment for me.
This carving is one of the main elements of our visual heritage along with the description of the manuscripts.
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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