Dadilisto er það sem kallað er alter-ego mitt; ungt fólk á Íslandi sem er með þá áráttu að vera að mála og stunda listræna sköpun fá stundum þetta viðurnefni.
Enda þótt ég hafi verið atvinnumaður í myndlist árum saman, þá hefur hrunið breitt mikið lífskjörum hér og erfiðara er hjá mörgum listamönnum fjárhagslega, þessi staða getur samt fært manni aukið frelsi og gefið nýjar áskoranir.
Orðið amatör þýðir upphaflega einhvern sem hefur ástríðu (aime) fyrir einhverju, sem vinnur af væntumþykju frekar en fyrir viðurkenningu eða efnahagslegan ávinning, það er staða sem ætti að vera eftirsóknarverð staða hjá listamanni.
List heimurin er ekki alltaf fallegastur og gjöfulastur; allra heima 🙂
Dadilisto is like what is called alter-ego of mine; Young people in Iceland who are obsessed with painting and pursuing artistic creation sometimes get this nickname.
Even though I have been a professional artist for years, the economic collapse of Iceland had much effect on the living conditions, and it is more difficult for many artists financially, but this situation does perhaps bring greater freedom and make a new challenge.
The word amateur initially means someone who has a passion for something, that works out of love rather than for recognition or economic benefit, it is a position that should be a desirable position by an artist.
The artworld is not always the most beautiful and generous for all.
Listamaðurinn í vinnustofunni. 97×90 cm Olía á striga. 1986
The artist in the studio.97×90 cm Oil on canvas. 1986
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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