Ég heyrði einhvern tíma um arkitektastofu í New York sem réði bara lesblinda í vinnu vegna þess að þeir væru svo skapandi, sjálfur hef ég haft mjög blendnar tilfinningar til þessarar fötlunar minnar, þegar ég var úngur var þetta bara skilgreint sem heimska, en það gaf manni töluvert frelsi, ekki þurfti maður að láta sér detta í hug neitt lángskólanám, maður hafði engu að tapa og gat látið hjartað taka þá ákvörðun að fara í listnám eftir hið praktíska trésmíðanám, enda lesblindur og því ekki með háa greindarvísitölu á mælikvarða hins efnahagslega réttrúnaðar skólakerfisins.
Nú er maður komin yfir miðjan aldur og getur ræktað sambandið við guð og listinna jöfnum höndum reyndar hefur Sahajayoga hugleiðslan unnið á ofvirknini og samband mitt við málverkið er innilegra og ég reyni að nota litina til að leiða fólk inní andlega heiminn.
Hugleiðingar geta verið skemmtilegar en raunveruleg hugleiðsla fer á bak við hugsunina, það geturðu ekki skilið nema að prófa það.
Meditation or Mental contemplation.
I once heard about a New York architectural firm that ongly hired dyslexics it was because they were supose to be so creative, I myself had very mixed feelings about my disability, when I was a kid, it was I think just defined as stupid, but it gave one considerable freedom, you did not have to consider any college education, you had nothing to lose and could have your heart decide to study art, blessed by dyslexia and therefore not a high intelligence by the economy scale of the of the school system at that time.
Now as middle age manI I can cultivate the relationship with God and the arts equally, Sahaja yoga meditation has worked on hyperactivity and my relationship with painting is more profound and I try to use my art to lead people into the spiritual world.
Mental contemplation can propably be fun, but real spiritual meditation goes behind the thought, you can’t understand it unless you try it.
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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