t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel
t-rex: how outdoor living should feel

t-rex: how outdoor living should feel

Peter Lamb
20.12. 2008 – 20. 06. 2009

English below

„t-rex: how outdoor living should feel“. Verkið sem unnið er í neon ljós er af Grameðlu.
Núverandi ástand efnahagsmála á Íslandi er Peter hugleikið og tengir hann risaeðluna og þeim hugrenningum sem hún vekur stöðu mála, eða eins og hugleiðingar hans gefa til kynna. Um titil sýningarinnar segir Peter:
“The show title is taken from an outdoor clothing company website. I have been reading on the internet how Icelanders feel the country overstretched itself, got greedy. There seems to be an attitude that suggests people preferred not to have gotten 'carried away' and stayed as they were. So the title seems to link to that, to stay a true Icelander or something, not to get too influenced by others/materialism etc. To remember how outdoor living should feel! brrrrr..... ”
Peter segir um verkið sjálft:
„The original drawing of the dinosaur was made by my son. I liked the idea of a fresh, childlike image to suggest newness. But also a dinosaur is something extinct, old. I wanted to use neon, a traditional method for signage. To then make it red ('natural' neon colour) infers something raw, hot, angry or menacing. Volcanic even. Red could suggest being 'in the red' i.e. to be in debt. The accidental two heads drawn by my son look like a double-headed monster. Or perhaps suggest blurred vision.“

Peter Lamb er enskur listamaður búsettur í London. Peter hefur haldið fjölda sýninga auk þess að vera virkur sem sýningarstjóri. Hann hefur nokkrum sinnum sótt Ísland heim og meðal annars sýnt verk sín í Listasafni Kópavogs, Nýlistasafninu og Gallerí Gangi.

“t-rex: how outdoor living should feel”. The work is a t-rex dinosaur in neon.
The economic crisis in Iceland has given Peter food for thought and he links it to the sentiment that a dinosaur provokes.
Peter says "The show title is taken from an outdoor clothing company website. I have been reading on the internet how Icelanders feel the country overstretched itself, got greedy. There seems to be an attitude that suggests people preferred not to have gotten 'carried away' and stayed as they were. So the title seems to link to that, to stay a true Icelander or something, not to get too influenced by others/materialism etc. To remember how outdoor living should feel! brrrrr....."
About the work itself, Peter says:
"The original drawing of the dinosaur was made by my son. I liked the idea of a fresh, childlike image to suggest newness. But also a dinosaur is something extinct, old. I wanted to use neon, a traditional method for signage. To then make it red ('natural' neon colour) infers something raw, hot, angry or menacing. Volcanic even. Red could suggest being 'in the red' i.e. to be in debt. The accidental two heads drawn by my son look like a double-headed monster. Or perhaps suggest blurred vision".

Peter who lives and works in London, England, has been very active as an artist and a curator. He has on several occasions come to Iceland and his works have been shown in Kopavogur Art Museum, The Living Arts Museum and The Corridor Gallery.