For those interested in the artist's background, education and such things widely considered of lesser importance than that which resides in the 'now, or - more importantly - lies beyond the horizon of 'tomorrow', read below for further indulgence in such information...

Any such upcoming accomplishments as; Exhibitions and participations, releases etc, will be put here for future's notice...

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born, bred and fed in Reykjavík, Iceland in the once-upon-a-year 1974, the artist was soon to gain interest in art, music, folklore and tales of the Norse forefathers; mingled with science/science-fiction, as well as anything to do with mysticism, paganism and exploration into the known/unknown. Spending hours upon hours, drawing, painting and listening to music, was ultimately to become day-to-day rhythm in the studio. At first in Cyprus, then in the Netherlands, and - ultimately - back in the homeland after good 21 years abroad.

Having been thoroughly educated by the finest teachers, spurred on by family and friends; the artist was to mingle his two-fold career with relentless practises in Japanese martial arts, and - of course - family life, having been married in the Netherlands, resulting in the birth of two, lovely daughters.

Now, with both feet firmly set in native soil, creative forces surging from music (mainly hard rock of the extreme kind), art and literature, influences from contemporary masters, Giger, Frank Frazetta, Simon Bisley, Kevin Walker and Paul Bonner, and many others... To classical geniuses of Caravaggio, Raphael, Michelangelo, Goya. Not to forget local masters: Erró, Alfređ Flóki, Kjarval and Halldór Pétursson... The list could easily become somewhat overweight; safe to say, the artist is eager and Hellbound to make fast his name, predominantly in the field of Fine Arts!

Look out !!!

 

EDUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENTS

1993/1995 - Bachelor diploma in Graphics and Advertising design - Frederick Institute of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

1995/2000 - Bachelor diploma in 'Visual Arts and Design' - Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2001 - Start of career in Fine Arts and the creation of 'Nekron Art' in the Netherlands

2003/2004 - 1st Dan, Bujinkan Ninjutsu, Shidoshi Marco Verheij, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2006 - A full membership to Stichting Kunstwerkt, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2006 - A full membership to SÍM (Samband Íslenskra Myndlistamanna), Reykjavík, Iceland

2007 - 4th Dan, Bujinkan Ninjutsu, Shidoshi Marco Verheij, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 - Start of music project RÁN, Extreme Metal band based in Alkmaar, The Netherlands

2010 - Foundation of Nekron Art Private Company, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

2014 - Opening of Nekron Art studio and Gallery, Bćjarhraun 2b, Hafnarfjörđur, Iceland

2015/2017 - M.Art.Ed degree in Visual Art Education- LHÍ (Listaháskóli Íslands), Reykjavík, Iceland

2016 - Opening of Nekron Art studio, Nethylur 2c, Reykjavík, Iceland

 

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

April 2002 Kunstbeurs, The Ahoy, Rotterdam

June 2005 - 'Mystic Manifestations' art performance and conjuration - Beerenplaat, Oud Beijerland, The Netherlands

July 2005 - 'Birthing of the Chaosforce' art performance and conjuration - Beerenplaat, Oud Beijerland, The Netherlands

November 2005 - 'Tunnel Art' event - Zevenkamp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

April 2006 - 'Dark revelations in the frozen Northlands' art performance and conjuration - Mt. Skjaldbreiđur, Iceland

Autumn 2006 - Participation in the Hungarian Spanyolnátha Mail-art

Autumn 2006 - 'Open Ateliers' open workshops - Schiedam, The Netherlands, introduction and shared exhibitions, Stichting KunstWerkt, from the 1st of September until the 9-10th of September

Autumn 2006 - '3' Conjuration and exhibition - Reykjanes, Iceland, 15th of September, 2006

Autumn 2007 - 'Thor´s Doom (Örlög Ţórs)' Series Ragnarök sneak preview - Gallerí Sćvars Karls, Reykjavík, Iceland

January 2008 - ´Nieuwe Impuls´ group exhibition - Gallery Pand Paulus, Schiedam, The Netherlands

September 2008 - 'Open Ateliers' open workshops - Schiedam, The Netherlands

September 2008 - Group exhibition ´Strippen in Schiedam' - Gallery Walvis, Schiedam, The Netherlands

November 2008 - Group exhibition and performance ´Twee(2) Strijd Voor 12' - Gallery Pand Paulus, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2011/2018 - Various concerts and festivals with hard-rock project RÁN

June/July 2013 - Icelandic Metal Assault - North-European tour with hard-rock bands RÁN, Norn and Aria Lamia

October/November 2014 - Group exhibition GGG - Bíó Paradís, Reykjavik, Iceland

March 2015 - Nekron Art Grand Opening - Solo exhibition, Hafnarfjörđur, Iceland

Spring 2016 - Various, lesser exhibitions and activities at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts

Spring 2016 - ‘Dagur Listkennarans’. Participation and organisation of a symposium concerning unorthodox and modern Art-teaching methods. Reykjavík Art Museum (Hafnarhús), Reykjavík, Iceland

Spring 2016 - ‘Barnamenningarhátíð 2016’. Creative outdoor project and exhibition with a group of 5th grade students. In cooperation between the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and Laugarnesskóli, Reykjavík, Iceland

Spring 2016 - ‘Eldfuglinn’ (Stravinsky’s Firebird), Design in cooperation with the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra, Harpan, Reykjavík, Iceland

December 2016 - Áhrif (Influence): Private Exhibition at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland

February 2017 - Vættir: Forskot – Private exhibition at StúdíóZ, Art Gallery Anarkía, Kópavogur, Iceland

May 2017 - Kennarinn/Listamaðurinn (Teacher/Artist)– Group Exhibition at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, Reykjavík, Iceland

November 2017 - Icelandic Metal Assault II – European tour with hard-rock groups RÁN, Exile and Devine Defilement

December 2017 - Náttúrutilbrigði og Gáttaþefur jólasamsýning – Group exhibition at Art Gallery Gátt, Kópavogur, Iceland

March 2018 - Höfuðáttir (Primal directions)– Group exhibition at Art Gallery Gátt, Kópavogur, Iceland

 

RELEASES AND PUBLICATIONS

August 2006 - 'Battlehymns' Promotional DVD - Showcasing expressive arts and conjuration in nature

Autumn 2011 - Thrash Black, test session demo (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Autumn 2011 - Doomsday Eve, live album (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Spring 2012 - Rock to Hell, demo (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Winter 2012/2013 - Rock to Hell, EP (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Summer 2013 - Live at PopEi, Live DVD (with RÁN) - On stage performance, bass and vocals, artwork and layout

Autumn 2013 - Demonstorm, CD (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Autumn 2013 - The Anti-christian Symphonies, split on Satanath records (with RÁN)- Arrangements, bass and vocals

Autumn 2014 - Remnants, MCD (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Autumn 2015 - Sólin Deyr, MCD (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

Autumn 2017 - Rock to Hell, CD (with RÁN) - Arrangements, bass and vocals, all artwork and layout

 

 

 
 
With the exception of specific images used with permission, all imagery, theory and/or idea is the sole property of Didrik Jon Kristofersson (a.k.a. Nekron). © Nekron Art