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Gudmundur Erro

 (born 1932)
Gudmundur Erro is active/lives in Iceland, France, Thailand.  Gudmundur Erro is known for Abstract and surreal kaleidoscopic figure and genre painting, collage.

Gudmundur Erro

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Erró (born Guðmundur Guðmundsson in 1932 in Ólafsvík, Iceland) is a postmodern artist. He studied art in Norway and in Italy, and has resided in Paris, Thailand and on the island of Formentera for most of his life.

In 1989 he donated a large collection of his works to the Reykjavik Arts Museum, which has put part of it on permanent display and opened a website where the whole collection can be visited.

In 2010 he was accused of plagiarism by Brian Bolland for copying his work uncredited and selling it.


Biography from Claude Aguttes
Born in Iceland in 1932, Gundmundur Gundmunsson, better known as Erro, studied painting at the Academy of Reykjavik, where he was introduced to the art of paper cutting. From 1953, the artist who had become a teacher, traveled to Spain, Germany, France and Italy. He soon refined his style, cutting out various, sometimes contradictory images using scissors. They came from modern painting, comics, the press, advertising, scientific treatises, and propaganda posters. After a short period of painting early in his career until 1964, Erro turned to creating his characteristic collages with images from mass culture. This resulted in varied, nearly overwhelming compositions with surfaces covered in varied figures, either real or imaginary and always symbolic. Superheroes appeared alongside cartoon characters, themselves next to dictators. The works of the Icelandic artist thereby echo the visual reality of modern daily life, from which he methodically extracted elements which he assembled as medleys. The painting The Guru Prometheus is a fine example.

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About  Gudmundur Erro

Born:  1932 - Olafsvik, Iceland
Known for:  Abstract and surreal kaleidoscopic figure and genre painting, collage