Linus Galleries, Fine Art Gallery
2014 Artist Interview Series
Jon Bøe Paulsen
Linus Galleries, a Los Angeles contemporary art gallery, presents the Artist Interview Series. Our Linus artists are from all over the world and come from a variety of different practices and backgrounds. Read on to gain insight into the creative process and personality of our featured artist. This week we feature international artist Jon Bøe Paulsen. Jon recently displayed his talented skills with several pieces that have been featured in our online art exhibitions of The Senses, Figurative, and Traditions. Accompanying a few of the detailed pictures below are direct quotes from Jon speaking on his dedicated process.
1) Please tell us your name, artistic practice of choice, and location in the world.
My name is Jon Bøe Paulsen and I live and work in Oslo. Norway. My title includes ARCALM, or Associated Living Master, for the Art Renewal Center in Port Reading. NJ.
2) Are you self taught or did you formally study art?
I studied at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA. I also attended the Norwegian State Art Academy and the Eksamen Artium, both located in Oslo, NO. I consider myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where the human being is looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figurative. The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian ‘chiaroscuro‘, is light in the darkness.
3) This is a hard choice for many visual artists, but what is the first answer that comes to mind when you think of your favorite color?
My favourite color is Raw Umber.
4) What is difficult for you about your chosen medium?
The difficulty of course is to draw or paint that chosen motiv the way I pictured it in my mind.
5) Which artist living or dead would you want to have a drink with? What type of beverage?
Francis Ford Coppola owned a serious vineyard the last time I checked. I would like to sit down with the man who made “The Godfather” and what is later called “The world’s fastest three hour movie”. And after that glass of red wine, I just simply leave his premises.
6) Do you have any hidden talents or secret party tricks?
Maybe. I said maybe I have a hidden talent in writing novels. Others are better qualified to answer that question though. I published a documentary novel once in the eighties.
7) What subject matter appears most in your artwork? What do you love about that subject?
The subject that I often return to concerns human beings that are trying to look into their souls. I love that subject because it challenges my ability to tell a story with one simple painting.
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