Erró The Traveller
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Travels characterize both Erró’s life and career. He studied art in Reykjavik, Oslo, Ravenna, Florence, and eventually settled in Paris in 1958, after spending several months in Israel. Many successive journeys followed, including some remarkable trips to New York, Moscow and Havana. A world tour, 1971-1972, led him to cross Asia. From the 1970s, he has lived and worked in Paris, Bangkok and Formentera in Spain.
Wherever he goes, Erró collects hundreds of images. He brings them together in collages which, enlarged, lead to paintings. The idea of travel, of displacement, appears in many works through the use of motifs such as planes, rockets, trains, birds, horses, or even superheroes. This manifests itself in a specific way in series about “Mao’s world tour”, “space travels” and “North African women”.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Akureyri Art Museum and Reykjavík Art Museum.
Curator: Danielle Kvaran.