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Granted the World of Art Award 2006.
The World of Art Award (WAA) is granted to artists, galleries and museums that are pursuing "best practices" in art and culture.
This competition seeks to attract artists, galleries, museums who are redefining standards of art excellence challenging existing trends and tendencies in art and culture.
The jubilation feelings given by forms and colors of Asbjorn Lonvig
The art of the Danish painter Asbjorn Lonvig communicates at the first glance euphoria in a rough state. A so intense euphoria that the glance can not move away from the piece of his art. Of course, the saturated colours are decisive in this very great glowing. The coloured dazzling and the feeling of pleasure which prolongs it have multiple causes.
As adequacy between artistic creation and the constraints of communication, the art of Asbjorn Lonvig illustrates an assumption of neurocognitives sciences: the neurons in charge of visual perception are first activated by patterns recognition, then by colors recognition, then by recognition of textures and movements recognition. In a piece of art like "Soul hurting still ", the sensory impacts of the forms and the colors are very strong and equal. The pleasure comes from what the eye and the brain receive from the red, the yellow, the green and blue at the same time as they recognize the squares, the rectangles, the circles, the triangles, the straight and broken lines and even the letter “A”. The glance thus filled by a profusion of feelings founds a generating mental state of pleasure.
After and beyond the primary emotion, in a second phase of contemplation, the spirit endeavours to confer an overall significance on the table. It calls upon its repertory of already memorized forms. Then, the pleasure becomes ludic. Functioning like a rebus, the chart of an unknown territory, a coded language or a mysterious diagram, the piece of art asks to the witness: " What am I ?"
The many possible answers are mental resonances which give to the artistic communication a richness higher than all the other ways to communicate.
This communication is intersubjective. It organizes the meeting between the subjectivity of the artist and the subjectivity of the witness. The witness of the piece of art is free to refer to tropical sensory prints: association of a dominating solar yellow, sky blue, deep vegetal green. He can also associate the table with an intimate collection of primitive art. He shall perhaps remember the geometrical abstractions of Kandinsky and Mondrian. Surely, the piece of art will be kept in the long memory space into the brain with all its resonances sensory, emotional, ludic and cultural.
It is may be interesting to know that the joyfull impact piece of art by Asbjorn Lonvig is closely related to its is canvassed artistic. High level data processing specialist then head of a software company, the painter found serenity in a pictorial creation which starts with digital drafts and finds its completion on a support – frame and fabric - entirely conceived and manufactured by the artist.
Author Alain Joannes
Very brief CV – Asbjorn Lonvig
I was born in the first half of last century.
I’m a 49er. Not bad, especially not bad in San Francisco.
Not bad at all.
My grandchildren love Santa Claus. Some knows it’s me, some don’t.
I was born in the city of gable paintings Brande, Denmark. I even have made one myself.
In high school – it was in 1966 to 1968 - I was crazy about art. I visited the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, a museum in Copenhagen with works of Picassos, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Heni de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh.
However IT became my career choice.
In 1970s I joined one of the first groups of Software Engineer Trainees educated by IBM. IBM people from the Palo Alto Development Center went to Denmark to see how that young man in the early 20s had solved a non-solvable software problem.
I became manager of a medical IT-department, I started my own Software Company. I sold my Software Company in 1985 and became probably the first IT-millionaire in Denmark.
I became an artist 1 April 1986 at 2 p.m.
I managed to stay away from IT for some time.
In a French Art Magazine I read about the Internet’s future impact on Art.
I immediately lunched a concept combining IT, the Internet and Art.
After that my English improved by receiving lots of nasty e-mails:
"You sir, are a disgrace to artists!", "…your painting make me feel sick by just looking at the colors". "You, my dear sir, are a low-life, not worthy your web space, and not at all the money you get", "dumbest shit", "plain shit", "old twat", "fucking stupid", "those pieces of shit", "ridiculous "sculptures"", "trash poem", "SHIT DOODLES", "ignorant idiot", "you don't know shit about art", "you have no talent", "old brain dead fat ass", "if anyone actually likes your work they are too ignorant to realize...", "go have a heart attack or something before you spread any more of this disgusting crap on earth".
In 2006 I was granted The World of Art Award (WAA) in London UK,
Juxtaposition 2006 in Rome, Italy and
International Graphic Design Award in Montreal, Canada.
In 2009 I was chosen as one of the 100 contemporary artists worldwide to be included in the Art Book Creative GENIUS.
These days I am designing a collection of motifs (the Paris, France 2010 collection) inspired by my stays in Paris, France. I'm working with inspiration by Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris - Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Champs Élysées - Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Arch of Triumph - Arc de Triomphe, The Grande Arche de La Défense - La Grande Arche de La Défense, The Eiffel Tower - La Tour Eiffel, The Pompidou Centre - Centre Georges Pompidou, Red Mill or the "Red Windmill" - Moulin Rouge, Rosette - South Rose Window Notre Dame de Paris, City Flag of Paris, City Coate of Arms Paris, The sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte Les Invalides - Le tombeau de Napoléon L'église Saint-Louis-des-Invalides, The new Bridge - Pont Neuf, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, Mona Lisa - La Gioconda or La Joconde Hommage à Léonardo da Vincy, The Louvre Museum - Le Musee du Louvre, The Louvre Pyramid - Pyramide du Louvre, The Statue of Liberty - Statue de la Liberté, The City Hall - l'Hôtel de Ville, The Palace of Versailles (on UNESCO’s World Heritage list) - Le Château de Versailles, The Versailles Orangery - L' Orangerie du Château de Versailles, Tour de France, Polka Dot, Typical Parisian Shop - Maille, 6 place de la Madeleine, Nine-arch metallic pedestrian bridge at The Louvre - Pont des Arts,Type A Torpedo Citroën 1919, Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 2009, (PSA Peugeot Citroën's Headquarters are 75, avenue de la Grande Armée, 75116 PARIS, then when you describe Paris you can not let out the two best French cars made until Peugeot 3008 in 2010 (oh, that's my new terrific car) - etc.
In Paris I thoroughly photographed each site. I have collected all the background material about each of the above landmarks that I could get hold of.
I always believed that I had to see the motifs in real life myself and take photos myself. Since we got Google Image, Google Satellite and Google Street I must revise this belief.