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Erró is an Icelandic painter born in 1932. He studied plastic arts and mainly painting at the Beaux-Arts de Reykjavík and Oslo from 1949 to 1952, then the Mosaic to Fine Arts in Florence in 1955. In these different schools , he specializes first in the technique of cut paper before devoting himself to mosaic. He moved to Paris in 1958 and met the artists of the surrealist movement. In a comic strip universe, Erró brings together cartoons and historical despots. He permanently gleaks visuals in newspapers, advertising, or illustration to make his collages. Cultural samples from all the countries it travels. In this way, Chinese comics and propaganda can and will be found on the same plane. It creates visual shocks, mixing both temporality and borders. Seeing a hero of Walt Disney alongside a dictator does not fail to surprise. His drawings are resolutely engaged and tackle political themes on the spotlight. To denounce and criticize the events to which the artist attacks, he will also play in the field of humor and derision. Totalitarian regimes, consumer society and war in Iraq will be its main spearheads in its artistic struggle. Having the habit of working by cycles, its collages will pass from one universe to another, creating large differences and that can Go from a series on eroticism to a second on the space conquest. In his work "Méca-Make-Up", Erró will extract faces of models from the press which he will assemble with mechanical materials from cars or cameras. Art and are present in museums around the world and act as references in narrative figuration and collages.

Selected Works

Sans titre

Collage - 41x34 cm

Sans titre 2

Prints - 45x54 cm

Sans titre 10

Prints - 75x58 cm


Prints - 56x78 cm

Sans titre 9

Prints - 83x55 cm

Marilyn Monroe

Prints - 54x59 cm

Sans titre 8

Prints - 58x59 cm

Picasso Boat

Prints - 77x119 cm

Le Polaroïd

Paintings - 108x93 cm

Contrepoint - Franz Lizst

Paintings - 188x123 cm

Garbage Face

Collage - 49x41 cm

Two Hands

Paintings - 56x102 cm


Prints - 80x60 cm


Prints - 78x58 cm


Prints - 100x70 cm

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