þegar ég var úngur voru landslags myndir ekki beinlínis í tísku í Íslenskri myndlist, en ég hugsaði með mér; „ég get málað landslag þegar ég er orðin gamall þá er öllum sama“. Olíumálverk var reyndar ekki vel séð heldur þegar ég var í Myndó handó, eins og skólin var kallaður í daglegu tali, það átti að vera ljósmynd með texta undir, vera eitthvað sem leit út fyrir að vísa til dýpri sannleika, en lanslagsmálverk gat gert skildist mér. Mér gekk aldrei vel með þennan djúpa sannleika, ég fór að mála í svolíð villtum stíl það gekk ágætlega, þar til ég fékk leið á tilvistar vandanum og fór í krúsidúllurnar svolítið ljúfara og mannlegri skala, það var mjög gefandi og núna ákvað ég að það væri tími komin á að prófa landslagið og lofa eitthverum að krúsi dúllunum að vera með svo þetta verði ekki of djúpt. Það hefur verið eitt helsta áhugamál mitt að ganga á fjöll, dali, förur, grösugar sveitir sem og eyðisanda horfa á jöklana og yfir mýrar og ár; það ævintýri sem íslensk náttúra er hefur kveikt í mér löngun til að mála landslag, þetta landslag er ekki endilega nákvæm eftir mynd frægustu fjallana ég læt líka hið óþekkta fjall í dulvitund okkar fljóta með.
Landscape 💚🇮🇸 🔅
When I was younger than now, the landscape painting was not fashonable in Icelandic art, I thought to myself; “I can paint landscapes when I’m old then everyone will mind”. Oil painting was actually not well seen when I was in the art school, not hip and cool in Reykjavik art scene, you were supposed to do a photograph with a text underneath, do something that seemed to refer to a deeper truth, someting who landscape painting would not do. I was never realy good in the deep truth. So I started painting a kind of bad painting it was fine, until I got bored in the existential problem and started to do kind of nice doodles define someting more human and loveble it was very rewarding, but now I decided it was time to try the landscape and but still keep the doodles so it wouldn’t be too deep. Haiking has been one of my main interests for the last years, view the mountains, valleys, passes, grassy countryside as well as desert sand looking at the glaciers and wild glacier rivers or clear ones; the adventure that Icelandic nature is has ignited in me a desire to paint landscapes, this landscape is not necessarily exact after the image of the most famous mountains, I also let the unknown mountain in our subconscious float along.
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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