Það er fátt sem er meira heillandi en að vera útí náttúrunni, en það sem mér finnst kanski mest heillandi er að ganga á fjöll, það er eitthvað sem togar; kyrrðin og fegurðin eru góðir ferðafélagar. Þegar ég var ungur þótti landslagsmálverk gamaldags og ákvað ég að bíða með að mála mig útí horn, núna er allt orðið svo frjálslegt menn geta gert það sem þeir vilja, fjallið hefur einnig merkingu á þann hátt að andlega leitin er leitin að einhverju sem er okkur æðra og fjallgangan gæti þá táknað að við viljum komast hærra í þroska, það þykir einnig eftirsóknarvert hjá mörgum listamönnum núna að þroskast, ekki bara að komast í hærra verð á markaði. Í þetta skipti löbbuðum við Soffía á fjallið Höttu í Mýrdal.
To paint or hike, the mountains.
There is nothing more fascinating than walking in nature, but what I find perhaps most fascinating is hiking in the mountains, it is something that pulls; the tranquility and beauty are good travel companions. When I was young artist, landscape painting was considered old-fashioned in Iceland and I decided to wait to paint myself not into the corner, now everything has become so free people can do what they want, the mountain also has meaning in the way that the spiritual for something that is higher and mountaineering could represent then we want to get higher spiritual, it is also considered desirable by many artists now to mature, not just to get higher prices in the market. This time my and my wife Soffía walked to the mountain Hatta in Mýrdalur south region in Iceland.
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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