þegar ég var á öðru ári í Myndlista og handíðaskólanum sennilega 1977; var einn mánuður sem Jan Voss kenndi okkur, mig minnir að það hafi verið kallað: Performas önn. Einhver eða einhvernveginn kom sú hugmynd upp að hópurinn sem hann var að kenna mundi líkja eftir ljósmyndavél, en ljósmyndir tíðkuðust mjög í núlistum á þessum tíma. Við ákváðum því að við mundum fara til Þingvalla og búa til mynd af öllum sjóndeildar hringnum þar, með aðferð ljósmyndavélarinnar, þannig fengum við rútu á svæðið og síðan var lokað fyrir sjónina svo ekkert mundi trufla okkur í að festa myndina í hugan, sem var gert með því að opna augun stundarkorn og loka síðan aftur, keyra svo með til baka líka með bundið fyrir augun og síðan framkalla hana á pappír með blýanti. Þetta var síðan framkvæmt og voru margir hissa á þessu háttarlagi en listin þarf ekkert endilega að vera að alþýðuskapi.
When I was studying on the second year of Art and Crafts School of Icelandðaskóli_Íslands Probably 1977 ; Jan Voss taught us for one month, I think it was called Performas semester. Someone or somehow we came up with the idea that the group in the class would mimic a camera, but photographs were very common in contemporary art at that time. We decided that we would go to Þingvellir and make a picture of the whole horizon there, using the camera method, so we got a bus to the area and then our sight was closed so nothing would bother us to fix the picture in mind, which was done by opening the eyes for a moment and then closing them again, then drive back with the blindfold eye and then develop it on paper with a pencil. This was then done and many were surprised by this behavior, but the art does not necessarily have to be popular.
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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