b. 1932 in Ólafsvík (Iceland); lives and works in Paris
In the course of the encounters made during his travels in Cambodia in 1993, Erró collected eyewitness accounts and documentary material relating to Khmer Rouge atrocities. Blending history painting and the graphic novel, his oeuvre rearranges and recycles visual aspects of language in a uniquely provocative way: narratives made up of intermingling images saturate the picture space, triggering fresh episodes whose surface polish conceals a disturbing, salutary political critique.
With the support of the Icelandic art Center