Icelandic digital collage and appropriation artist. His work is influenced by popular media, materialism, collage and the pop art movement. He has strong feelings towards freedom of expression against copyright.
All the pieces are composed of collages from a culture that has had a formative effect in one way or another. These icons from the culture interweave into an organized mess that he plays with him.
In only a short amount of time the artist Odee has made a name for himself as a widely known Icelandic contemporary artist, both at home and abroad. Describing himself, not mainly as a pop artist, but rather as a digital fusion artist working with popular media. Digital fusion derives from the fusion of different types of art and media which he forms into expressive artwork that ooze independent personality. Before starting his career as an artist Odee studied business administration with emphasis on marketing and management at the University of Iceland. He is currently living and working in Eskifjörður, a remote small town by the sea on the East-coast of Iceland, with his fiancé and two baby boys. Odee has been very outspoken in his fight for freedom of expression against copyright and fair use. His artist career took off in May 2014 when he offered artwork for sale for the first time. He sold over 70 pieces in the first month, which catapulted his career. Odee was accepted to be featured in Gallerí Fold, Iceland’s leading auction house and fine arts dealership, and soon after that collaborated with the Icelandic Dance Company, creating artwork for the dance show Taugar (Nerves). After selling artwork to Brian Muir, the famous sculptor of Darth Vader, Odee has accumulated a wide following of Star Wars fans. Barely now meeting international supply, Odee is very selective about the projects he undertakes and rarely does commissioned work.