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Famous Icelandic Artist Erró opens Show in Reykjavík

Mayor Jón Gnarr opened an exhibition with famous Icelandic artist Erró’s works on Saturday in Listasafn Reykjavíkur, The Reykjavík Art Gallery.

The Erro – Collage exhibition offers, for the first time, an opportunity to discover a holistic selection of Erro’s collages from the Reykjavik Art Museum’s permanent Erro collection.

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The artist talking to guests at the opening ceremony. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review

On show are 130 collages which Erro began donating to the museum in 1989, spanning the artist’s creative career ever since his first experiments with the media at the Icelandic School of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavík in the early fifties.

After cultivating the collage for 15 years there came a turning point in Erro’s creative form of expression when he started to transform his pictures into paintings; a method which turned out to be momentous and became the key to his creative expression ever since. In it the collage gained a dual status: as a collage and as a painting.

The exhibition is structured time-sequentially and sheds a light on how particular collages laid the foundation for Erro’s paintings.

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