Gudmundur Thoroddsen
Class of 2011
Still life with recent work and basketball 2010, wood, paint, goldleaf, graphite, paper, sizes variable
Still life with recent work and basketball
2010, wood, paint, goldleaf, graphite, paper, sizes variable
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<p>Here you can see the main forces and influences that are affecting my life and make me do the stuff that I'm doing now. It's in chronological order for convenience.</p><p>1. The financial collapse in 2008 and the change of values from believing in the democracy to believing in a kind of self sufficient anarchism to not knowing what kind of social structure I believe in.</p><p>2. Meeting my girlfriend, Arna, who is apolitical and a firm believer of art being the ultimate. Sometimes at least. With her I have learned to appreciate styles and forms of art that I didn't understand before.</p><p>3. Moving to America. When faced with values and structure so different from my own, I have been able to see more clearly what is acceptable, desirable or important to me.</p><p>4. The death of my father. It made me realize that I have to do what I believe in, and nothing else, before I die.</p>
Gudmundur Thoroddsen , class of 2011