Mandölur fyrir kýr á Erpsstöðum. Ég hef alveg prófað að sýna í óhefðbundnum sýningar húsnæði. En ég hef aldrei áður málað fyrir kýrnar, kýr eru frekar þróuð dýr og eru eins og við vitum heilagar á Indlandi, ég veit ekki hvað þeim fannst um þetta tilstand en virtust ekki láta þetta á sig fá, það er alltaf gagnlegt að prófa eitthvað nýtt og hitta fólk sem er að gera eitthvað annað en maður sjálfur. Rjómabúið á Erpstöðum hefur verið með mikla nýsköpun í framleiðslu á osti, ís,skyri með gamlalginu og margt annað sem ég kann ekki að nefna, einnig er þarna húsdýragarður og sem vert er að skoða.
Mandalas painted for cows atErpssaðir. I have completely tried to exhibit in untraditional housing. But I have never painted for the cows, cows are rather developed animals and are, as we know, holy in India, I do not know what they thought about this happening but they did not seem to bother my art probably because they are Icelandic, it is always useful to try something new and meet people who are doing something different than you. The farm at Erpstaðir has been a major innovation in the production of cheese, ice cream and skyr the original way and many other product I can not name, also there is kind of a zoo of icelandic farming animals and worth seeing.
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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