Born in 1932

Erró (real name Gudmundur Gudmundsson) entered the Reykjavík School of Fine Arts in September 1949 and graduated as an art teacher in spring 1951. In 1952, he went to Norway where he studied engraving, fresco and painting at the academy in Oslo. He then enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and was also accepted at the mosaic school in Ravenna. His first solo exhibition took place in 1955 in Florence, alla Galleria Santa Trinità. In 1958 he moved to Paris where his work was revealed as part of the Figuration narrative. The artistic movement in question has been manifesting itself since the 1960s and the Icelandic Erró, who lives in Paris, Thailand, Formentera and Reykjavik, is one of its prominent representatives. Over the years, Erró has participated in hundreds of exhibitions, and he is now represented in most of the world's major museums, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Erró's plastic universe mixes cartoon characters with despot figures. Donald the duck and his Daisy, Tic and Tac and other Walt Disney characters make frequent appearances in his work, side by side with Greek gods and Madonnas. In contrast to the latter, we see the German dictator Adolf Hitler in the company of his Iraqi counterpart Saddam Hussein and the Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung, represented in monumental proportions.

Exposition Erro, "Peintures", 2018, Galerie Claire Gastaud, Clermont Ferrand