Jon Bøe Paulsen

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Jon Bøe Paulsen


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Jon B. Paulsen - About the Artist

A Clair Obscure Painter.

I consider myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where the human being looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figurative. The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness. That is some of the reasons why I work with plain and few earth colours and very seldom part from that rule unless it is absolutely necessary. I've never forgot the rules and it was useable in oil, watercolour and charcoal as well. One of them was: "Don't be too tough with you pencil when you draw. Not too much information when you catch the line. Do not underestimate your audience Your art must move in a direction where the photography cannot follow". 

Jon Bøe Paulsen, born 1958, is a self-taught artist and been professional for more than 42 years. He lives and works in Oslo, Norway together with his long time girlfriend Heidi Kelday and two cats. His self-portrait "Rich man, poor man, beggar man", oil on canvas will be displayed as a finalist in the juried art exhibition "Portrait Now". Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark. 10/5 - 5/8 2019.


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