Nº12 ErróHelga Mjöll Oddsdóttir
Erró (born Guðmundur Guðmundsson) is one of the greatest contemporary artists of Iceland. Born in Ólafvík, Iceland, in 1932, Erró studied art in Iceland, Norway and Italy.
In 1958 he moved to Paris, where he was accepted by the local Surrealists with open arms. Later, Erró went to New York and came into contact with Pop Art, which was coming into vogue at the time. Erró quickly became one of the pioneers of Pop Art and European narrative figuration.
Errós’ works contain pop esthetics mixed with critical realism, which he integrates into new and surprising contexts to propagate changes in society.
He shows his art all over the world and at the moment you can find one of his pieces in the Macba expo “Un siglo breve” (pic 2).
Erró has lived in Paris for more than fifty years but spends parts of the year in Thailand and Formentera, Spain.