“Common” artist Ágúst Jónsson opens an exhibition of his paintings in cultural center Gerduberg in Reykjavík today. Jónsson began painting in 1996 after three years on sick-leave.
“I paint to make myself feel good,” the artist said.
Jónsson became interested in painting when he saw an educational TV program featuring American painter Bob Ross, as stated in a press release issued by Gerduberg.
Since then Jónsson has painted in his spare time and though he has no formal education in art and didn’t discover painting until his late adulthood, he is considered very talented.
Today’s exhibition is his second solo-exhibition.
Jónsson is known for mixing opposite colors and uses spades rather than paintbrushes.
“The color is applied to the canvas more ‘coincidentally’ with the spade. In my opinion it looks better,” Jónsson said.
Most of his paintings feature landscapes.
Jónsson’s painting will be on display until the end of June.