Ég byrjaði að búa til grafík myndir þegar ég var í Myndlista og handíðaskólanum í lok áttunda áratug síðustu aldar, sem gerir það að verkum að ég er búinn að vinna lengi við gerð gafíkmynda.
Ég byrjaði í Dúkskurð en færði mig síðan yfir í harðara stöff eins ætingu, silkiþrykk og steinprent, oft með Helga þFriðjónssyni, en ég fór að vinna við þetta að meiri krafti þegar ég var við Ríkisakademíuna í Amsterdam en Pieter Holstein var prófessor með marga frábæra listamenn sem kenndu á mismunandi verkstæðum, einn kennarinn Herman Geerdink bauð mér að koma og vinna á sinni vinnustofu í Haarlem, ég er ævinlega þakklátur fyrir að fá að vera nemandi í þessari frábæru stofnun.
Ég fékk síðan að vinna á verkstæði sem Dieter Roth í Mosfellssveitinni en lærði ég mikið af þeim mikla meistara grafíklistarinnar.
Yfilitssýningin á Grafík myndunum mínum, verður í Listasafni Reykjanesbæjar og verður Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson sýningarstjóri sem er spennandi að fá að vinna með. Grafík myndirnar mínar eru til á fjölda heimila á íslandi og gaman að geta þess að það selist mikið af myndum í galleríum sem ég vann með í Reyjanesbæ áður Kelavík.
Retrospective exhibition of my Graphics
I started my experiment on graphic art when I was in Visual Arts and the Craft School in Reykjavik at the end of the 1890s, which means I have been working for a long time on printing.
I started in lino print but soon trying another type of prints like etching, silk screen printing, and Lithography, often with Helgi Þ Friðjónsson, but I began to work on this more professional when I was at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Pieter Holstein was a professor with many great artists who taught in different workshops, one of my teachers Herman Geerdink invited me to come and work in his studio in Haarlem, I am forever grateful to be a student in this wonderful institution.
I was invited to work on a workshop of Dieter Roth in Mosfellssveit , but I learned a lot from that great master of the graphic arts.
The retrospective exhibition will be in the Reykjanesbær Art Museum and Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson will be the curator who I look forward to working with. My graphics are in a number of homes in Iceland and I sold a lot of my works in galleries that I worked with in Reyjanesbær.
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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