Friday, January 27, 2012

ERRO


Schirn Kunsthalle
Frankfurt

A quick post before the weekend about the artist ERRO. Earlier this month we had a layover in Frankfurt caused by a storm in London, we therefore had a chance the next morning to cruise into Frankfurt City for an early breakfast and a visit to the Schirn Kunsthalle before our flight took off. All three exhibits they were showing at the time at the Schirn Kunsthalle were quite strong and thought provoking, from Kienholz to the Islandic Gabriela Fridriksdottir, Erro was the lightest one by far. Erro also an Islandic artist is both humoristic and political, with his large and colorful canvases he portrays popular elements in a collagious way. Erro is part of a "Figuration Narrative" group in paris, as their response to pop-art, he says you will only need 3 minutes to view a pop-art painting but a figuraton narrative you will need 17 minutes.
Erro (Gudmundur Gudmundsson) was born in 1932 on the north-western part of Iceland and there is a museum dedicated to him in Reykjavik, but the artist live and work in Paris now.


"I paint because painting is a private Utopia"
     - Erro


The progressive museum, Schirn Kunsthalle, will in February open a Yoko Ono solo exhibit to celebrate her 80th birthday. Whatever you mean about her, you just have to admire her for her groundbreaking ideas, for her work for peace and for staying true to herself! 

With Weekend Love
Kristin

6 comments:

  1. ERRO IS A GREAT ARTIST, LOVE YOKO, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET!!!
    XXX

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  2. never heard of him but will look into his art... hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Erro's art looks so cool...i have mixed feelings about Yoko but ur right i do admire her for staying true to herself. have a happy weekend :)

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  4. Always interesting...and v cool xo

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