Það hefur opnað í Listasafni Reykjanessbæjar yfirlitssýning á grafíkverkum eftir mig, á sýningunni eru 26 myndir innrammaðar og á enda vegg hanga 144 verk sem ég hef gert frá 1978 til 2020 og einnig eru á sýningunni grafík möppur sem ég hef gert með öðrum listamönnum. Verkin eru gjöf til safnsins. Sýningin í Listasafni Reykjanesbæjar,er opin: 17. október til 29. nóvember, Mánudaga- Sunnudaga 12:00 – 17:00 Allir velkomnir eins og hæg er að taka á móti gestum á hverjum tíma, það er þó frekar þægilegt að halda fjarlægð í svo stóru rými.
It is an retrospective exhibition of graphic works by me in Listasafn Reykjanesær, there are 26 prints framed and at the one wall are 144 works I have made from 1978 to 2020 and also on the exhibition there are graphic folders I have made with other artists. The works are a gift to the museum. The exhibition at the Reykjanesbær Art Museum is open: October 17 to November 29, Mondays- Sundays 12:00 – 17:00 Everyone is welcome as it is possible for guests at any time by regulatons at the time, however it is rather comfortable to keep your distance in such a large space.
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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