Davíð Örn Halldórsson
Davíð Örn Halldórsson, Bordello, mixed media on found plate, 2017, detail.
Davið Örn Halldórsson (b. 1976) lives and works in Stuttgart, Germany. Davið has worked mainly with painting since he graduated from the Fine Art Department at the Iceland University of the Arts in 2002. He has worked with non-traditional painting methods; painted and sprayed various paints on found objects. Davið Örn’s works are usually based on fantasy. His subject matter, regardless of material, is always the painting itself, colour combinations, composition, pattern and texture. He attempts to challenge the sense of beauty by bringing together non-complementary colours and material. They are personal extensions from his surroundings with direct or indirect reference to popular culture and art history. Davið Örn’s background in printmaking is also visible in his work as a material foundation that he builds his work upon. Davið Örn has held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Iceland and abroad. In 2014, he was awarded the Carnegie Art Award grant in the Young Artists category.
“The idea of the work comes into play through the process.
Speculation of the fore-, middle-, and background in the painting.
Irregular patterns and unexpected colour plays.
And in collaboration with the curator, the work changes.
Speculation on the surface and the substrate.
Bordello is a "house" with functionality and questionable purpose." (DÖH)
exhibition b) - The Living Art Museum