How does a city structure work?
Davíð Örn Halldórsson 1976-
Davíð Örn Halldórsson studied at Icelandic Academy of the Arts and graduated from the printmaking department in 2002. He has already participated in more than twenty group exhibitions and a dozen solo exhibitions. Halldórsson doesn’t use oil on canvas but chooses to use more contemporary forms of paint: spreycan paint and markers. He also uses paint for ships and houses, indoor paint and acryl. He is known to do murals and paint on walls and floors in shops and exhibition spaces but mainly paints on found material: serving trays, cardboard, furniture, mdf-boards and tabletops. On these surfaces the artist applies layer after layer of painting, a process that stems from his education in printing, and it is apparent that a great deal of work has gone into them, even pedantic accuracy. The colouring is bold and shows experimentation with colour and colour perception. Halldórson’s art is often, but not always, non-figurative. The overload makes it open to interpretation; to try to find a narrative or figure out the artist’s ideology.