Erró - A travers Matisse, Picasso, Léger
Erró (Guðmundur Guðmundsson) is an Icelandic artist born in 1932 in Olafsvik.
Erró's visual universe mixes comic book characters and figures of dictators. Donald Duck and Daisy, Chip and Dale and other Walt Disney characters appear frequently in his work, together with Greek gods and Madonnas. But we can also see Adolf Hitler in the company of his Iraqi counterpart Saddam Hussein and the Chinese leader Mao Zedong, represented in monumental proportions.
Fascinated by images from of the most diverse cultures, Erró collects elements he finds in comic magazines, comic books, the alternative press, advertising, illustrations and other marginal publications. He uses this archive of images in order to build a world of small scnenes that can be funny, ironic or militant and that he transposes on canvas; in these scenes the elements blow up in a formal and chromatic jubilation.