Erró, acrylic on canvas, 1990

The Icelandic artist Erró developed a pop art style with a critical socio-political context. At the end of the 1950s he moved to Paris and got in touch with artists of the new figuration. His work is an indictment of the prevailing power structures, from mass consumption to wars. Influenced by American pop art, this artist mainly makes use of mass media: magazines, comic books and advertisements.

‘Penalty Box’, based on the popular comic series Airboy, showcases his signature painted collage technique. Fascinated by the energetic images and adoration of superheroes, they are considered an important part of mass consumption. Erró also criticizes contradictions such as Americanization and the glorification of violence.


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