Erró

Erró

 

Guðmundur Guðmundsson (b. 1932), better known as Erró, is one of the best known contemporary artist of Iceland.

After studying in Iceland, at the age of 20 he was admitted to the Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Norway. In 1954 he studied at the Florence Academy of Art and later in Ravenna, Italy, where he focussed on mosaic technique. In 1958 he moved to Paris in 1958, where he was accepted by the local Surrealists with open arms. In 1963, Erró travelled for the first time to New York and came into contact with Pop Art, which was coming into vogue at the time. For the next few years he worked in different media, such as performance art and experimental cinema, in addition to painting.

Erró quickly became one of the pioneers of Pop Art and European narrative figuration. Erró has lived in Paris for more than fifty years; he usually spends part of the winter in Thailand and in summer he stays at his house in Formentera, Spain.

In 1989 Erró gave the City of Reykjavík a large collection of his works, a total of about 2,000 items, including paintings, watercolours, graphic art, sculptures, collages and other works spanning the artist's entire career from his youth. In addition to the art works, Erró gave the city an extensive collection of private correspondence and other documents relevant to his artistic career. These rich sources are of great value for all research on the artist Erró and his time. The collection has grown steadily over the years; Erró has continued to add to the gift and in addition works have been purchased for the collection, which now numbers about 4,000 works of art.

 

 

Click here ti view works by the artist in the museums collection

 

Artist´s exhibitions

Erró, Mercury Astronauts in Spacesuits 1980, Oil on canvas 100 x 76 cm.
Hafnarhús
28.10.202127.03.2022
Erró, Raw Power, 2009.
Hafnarhús
18.02.202116.05.2021
Kjarvalsstaðir
25.06.202004.10.2020
Erró, Untitled, circa 1959, collage.
Hafnarhús
06.02.202007.02.2021
Hafnarhús
01.05.201926.01.2020
Erró, Wilsonscape,1989.
Hafnarhús
13.10.201822.04.2019
Science-Fiction Scape, 1992, Alkyd paint on canvas.
Hafnarhús
07.10.201721.05.2018
Odelscape, 1982-1983, alkyd paint on canvas.
Hafnarhús
18.02.201701.05.2017
Libiu & Ólafs: Allir eru að gera það sem þeir geta (a still), 2008.
Hafnarhús
12.01.201707.05.2017
Hafnarhús
08.10.201622.01.2017
KINGDOM - Flora, Fauna, Fable
Hafnarhús
28.05.201618.09.2016
Erró, Jaime Sabartes, 1964
Hafnarhús
31.10.201529.09.2016
Kjarvalsstaðir
28.03.201507.06.2015
Hafnarhús
06.09.201418.10.2015
Hafnarhús
12.10.201324.08.2014
Hafnarhús
01.06.201305.01.2014
Kjarvalsstaðir
02.02.201320.05.2013
Hafnarhús
01.09.201225.08.2013
Kjarvalsstaðir
02.06.201226.08.2012
Hafnarhús
22.03.201206.01.2013