List hefur áhuga á að hitta fólk, sýna sig og sjá aðra rétt eins og við mannfólkið. Fyrir listamannin eru sýningar uppgjörs tími þar sem listamaðurinn fær álit sýningar gesta ýmist með orðum, látbragði eða með kaupum á listaverkum, allt er þetta gagnlegt til að listamaðurinn geti haldið áfram vinnun sinni. Kaffi hús eru einstaklega heppileg til að sýna; oft á tíðum fá verkin nýja skoðendur og óformlega félagslega umfjöllun. Á þessari sýningu, sem er einskonar framhald jólasýningu í Ásmundarsal en er á Reykjavik Roasters sýni ég þær aðferðir sem ég nota mest til að gera myndverk: Vatnsliti, olíuliti og grafík.
Art is collective.
The art is interested in meeting people, showing itself and seeing others just like us the people. For the artist, exhibitions are a time of settlement where the artist receives opinion of the guests either through words, gestures; or the visitors purchase of works of art, all of of this is useful for the artist to continue his work on art. Coffee houses are particularly suitable for display; often the works receive new viewers and informal discussion. In this, I show at Reykjavik Roaster I show the techniques I use most often to make pieces of art: Watercolor, oil colors, and graphics.
Daði (f. 1954) hefur lokið námi við Myndlistaskólann í Reykjavík og Ríkisakademíunni í Amsterdam, en einnig hefur hann sveinspróf í húsgagnasmíði. Daði hefur unnið að myndlist að aðalstarfi í u.þ.b. 40 ár. Þá aðallega við màlverk, grafík, bókverk og skúlptúr. Hann hefur sýnt í öllum helstu söfnum landsins og einnig lítillega erlendis. Verk eftir Daða eru algeng á íslenskum heimilum, stofnunum og fyrirtækjum en einnig hafa þau verið fjölfölduð og birst í bókum, kortum, konfektkössum og á frímerkjum. Daði tekur stöðu í list sinni með þrá mannsins til að tengjast andanum í hjartanu og rótum sínum í tilfinningalífinu. Má segja myndirnar séu alla jafna skapaðar í sérstöku hugleiðslu- og vitundarástandi Sahaja yoga (nirvichara samadhi)
Daði (b. 1954) studied at the Reykjavik Schools of Visual Arts and the Art Academy in Amsterdam. He worked as a visual artist as a primary job for about 40 years. Mainly with paintings, graphics, art books, and sculpture. Daði has exhibited in most major museums and galleries in Iceland and abroad. Works by Daði are common in Icelandic homes, institutions and companies and also have been duplicated in books, cards, chocolate boxes and stamps. In his work, Daði focuses on human’s desire to connect with the spirit in their hearts and the roots in their emotional life. One can say the images are created in a special meditation state of Sahaja yoga (nirvichara samadhi).
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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