HANDS-ON
Masterclass
CREATIVITY

By
Stephen Joseph Burke and Asbjorn Lonvig


The Abstract Collection






 
 "4 squares I"


4 Squares I is inspired by 4 squares in the Complete fine art works. Cathedral Square, Aarhus, Denmark -  Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly Place de l'Etoile, Etoile de Chaillot) at Champs Élysées Boulevard and Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France - Piazza del Marco, Venice Italy, and Plaza de Toros, Madrid, Spain.










"4 Squares II"



4 Squares II is inspired by 4 squares in the Complete fine art works. Cathedral Square, Aarhus, Denmark -  Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly Place de l'Etoile, Etoile de Chaillot) at Champs Élysées Boulevard and Avenue de la Grande Armée, Paris, France - Piazza del Marco, Venice Italy, and Plaza de Toros, Madrid, Spain.










"Diversity II"



Inspired by the motif "Diversity" to the company Easyfood.

Background Story:
I visited CEO Flemming Paasch at Easyfood in Kolding.
On beforehand I read a little about the company on the internet.
Three people had invested 10,000 US$ in a company in the convenience food industry.
I was excited to meet these people. Either the people behind this company were totally crazy or…
The CEO Flemming Paasch, who was one of the three investors, told me about the company history, about the start and about products.
Many of the products contained both bread and meat.
As a McDonald's fan I noticed that they made bread for the McDonald's salad menu. I tasted a couple of these bread - they tasted terrific.
On my way home from Easyfood I stopped at McDonald's Restaurant near the motorway in Vejle to taste the bread again.
But these bread were not at all from Easyfood. They were flat as a pancake and as easy to chew as rubber - tasting from nothing.

The conversation with the CEO continued and he said: ”… an organizational flat structure” – yes, yes, I thought, everybody say so.
”Diversity makes strong” – and I really paid attention. ”Friday bazaar for the employees” – I even paid more attention.
The CEO got excited, he loved to tell about this. He gave me a specimen of the book “book of ideas”, a book that employees at Easyfood could write in.
To the CEO this was obviously not pure business – he had this HR-policy very much at heart.
And he continued: “When we cultivate diversity then the organization comes to hold together like a jigsaw puzzle”.
Jigsaw puzzle!!!!!!

Exactly.
I copied perfectly what the CEO  said – and  what he meant.
I might as well have driven home at this point.
I knew how the painting I was supposed to paint looked like.
Fortunately I stayed. Another extraordinary experience was in sight.
I was dressed in a white coat, a green bonnet on my head and something over my beard.
This was of course according to very strict hygiene standards. But I looked like I was ready to rub a bank.
The CEO escorted me through the production facilities. The employees smiled. It might have been because of the CEO or it might have been because of my looks. Probably because of both.
Never the less. I enjoyed to visit the smiling employees and I enjoyed to study the production process in details – even if I had already decided the the motif of my painting.

About the picture ”Diversity”:
Three crazy/visionary people found out, that they wanted to start a factory in the food industry. They are the dark blue pieces in the puzzle.
The three pieces are placed apart from each other representing that the three founders have each their work field.
”Diversity makes strong” is symbolized in the bare context of a puzzle.
No two pieces are alike.
Some pieces are dark blue, some are cobalt blue, and some are red.
The management’s and the employee’s right to be different demands the willingness and
the ability to accept differences.
When a new employee arrives at Easyfood this employee has a physical and a mental shape like a piece in the puzzle.
This shape must fit into the puzzle.
By intentional reshaping itself.
By intentional reshaping of existing pieces.

The red thread.
The four red pieces is a pattern depicting the red thread in Easyfood. The red thread is Easyfood’s values.
The puzzle tells the important story about that Easyfood’s values are an integral part of the organization.

There was a reception at in the Company and
the art work was unveiled.
A whole lot of VIPs were present.

Something typical to Easyfood and Easyfood's HR-policy:
At the next gathering of employees I was asked to tell everything
about the whole matter.
So I did.









"Chess I"


Inspired by Henri Matisse's "second life" - he produced lots of paper cut-outs,
unfortunately they were not color fast - see my article.
Furthermore.
Inspired by the game chess, the musical chess, and by allways telling my sons that "Computer Games are as dangerous to kids as Chess". The only risk in playing computer games and chess is that you lean strategic thinking - a step-by-step approach to strategy - and ends up with a well functioning brain.
Recently Lumosity Brain Training has developed "games" aimed at online brain training.











"Chess II"


See "Chess I" above.










"The Chechered Flag - red"



"The Chechered Flag - red" is a motifs inspired by the exhibition Racing Cars - The Art Dimension at Aros Art Museum, Aarhus,  Denmark.
Little Guggenheim it has been called.
ARoS is one of the largest art museums in northern Europe, 10 storey tall with a total of 17,000 m². The museum opened on 8 April 2004 after a construction process that started with the architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen winning the design competition in 1997. The museum have three collections. 1) The Danish "Golden Age" 1770-1900. 2) Danish Modernism 1900-1960. 3) Contemporary Art.

It also have changing exhibitions. Probably the most famous of these are "The 9 Spaces". The exhibition consists of nine rooms, all created by an artist working with new mediums of light, sound and video. So far only four of the nine rooms have an exhibition, but more are planned in the near future. The rooms are located in the basement, and are painted black, giving an art experience that is quite out of the ordinary.

Aros also features a shop, café and restaurant.

The name Aros is the Latin word for the city Aarhus, while the capitalized letters of the name hint at the Latin word for art, namely ars.

The Checkered Flag is a combination of the well known black/white checkered flag used at the finish of any racing car event and the color red.
Red smbolises sin, guilt, pain, passion, blood, and anger.
If you do stay cool during the exhibition that bombards your senses continously - you might feel red. You might have feelings according to the above nouns.











"Harmony Approximation I"


"Harmony Approximation I" is inspired by getting as close to visual harmony as possible










"Harmony Approximation II"



"Harmony Approximation II" is inspired by getting as close to visual harmony as possible










"Criss/Cross"

Abstract motif in genre Colorful Simplicity.
Asbjorn Lonvig's artist statement is:
"Colorful Simplicity in Art as in Life"










"A Hurt Soul"


"A Hurt Soul" is inspired by indigenous people and by American Native Art




 





"Soul Hurting Still"


"Soul Hurting Still" is inspired by indigenous people and by American Native Art
The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig

 
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises my art to the skies in his new book
"Comment communiquer par des images". It was presented at "Salon du Livre" in Paris on 10 March 2005.

 
He has written the following about me:
 
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.

Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France












"Golden Section"


"Golden Section" is inspired by challinging the golden section.
In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. The golden ratio is an irrational mathematical constant, approximately 1.6180339887. Other names frequently used for the golden ratio are the golden section (Latin: sectio aurea) and golden mean. Other terms encountered include extreme and mean ratio,[5] medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, golden number, and mean of Phidias. The golden ratio is often denoted by the Greek letter phi, usually lower case (φ).












"5 Colored beams"



"5 Colored beams" is inspired by getting as close to harmony as possible










"Red Circles on Yellow"


"Red Circles on Yellow" is inspired by getting as close to harmony as possible
with the limitation money (coins)  introduces in nearly any aspect of life









"Doves of Peace"


"Doves of Peace" is inspired by UNICEF.
I designed several motifs to UNICEF .










"Doves of Peace Grey/Black"


"Doves of Peace" is inspired by UNICEF.
I designed several motifs to UNICEF .











"USA I - By Spanish request"



"USA I - By Spanish request" is inspired by Spanish request.
They requested US-flag based motifs.











"USA III - By Spanish request"


"USA III - By Spanish request" is inspired by Spanish request.
They requested US-flag based motifs.










"Dove of Peace - white line"


"Doves of Peace - white line" is inspired by UNICEF.
I designed several motifs to UNICEF .











"Dove of Peace - black line"


"Doves of Peace - black line" is inspired by UNICEF.
I designed several motifs to UNICEF .











"In honor of Niels Bohr"


"In honor of Niels Bohr" is inspired by Molecules. Molecules are built by atoms. Atoms are the building brick of everything, even beings, even human beings, in honor of Niels Bohr.

Niels Bohr (born 7 October 1885 – dead 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr mentored and collaborated with many of the top physicists of the century at his institute in Copenhagen. He was part of a team of physicists working on the Manhattan Project. One of his sons, Aage Bohr, grew up to be an important physicist who in 1975 also received the Nobel prize. Bohr has been described as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.













"Square Atoms"


Inspired by the mystery of atoms and molecules.  Are they circular - are they square?











"Perception I"


"Perception I" and "Perception II" (below) are two pictures that seam alike. But if you take a closer look they ar quite different. Perception is not objective.
Perception is an immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities; insight; intuition.
Perception is
the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
Perception is
the result or product of perceiving, as distinguished from the act of perceiving.
Psychology perception is a single unified awareness derived from sensory processes while a stimulus is present.
Perception is dependent on who percieves.
One perticuler and seamingly well defined incident is percepted in different ways by different persons.












"Perception II"

See "Perception I" above











"Magic Four"



A team of 4 that had to be Magic. A team of 4 that turned out not to be Magic.
I told about the Magic Four. I praised the Magic Four.
The team of 4 turned out to be human.











"Markvard I"



On 7-11 2004 I was told the news. Very bad news. 
A pal had died.

He was hospitalized in a really bad condition.
Three days later he jumped out of a window at a psychiatric ward.
He had a major depression.
Be aware - you are suicidal when you are in a major depression.
Accept you can't help pals in major depression, but you can keep you windows cosed!












"Markvard II"


See "Markvard I" above











"Circle of Life I"


"Circle of Life I" is inspired by an exhibition af the Art Museum Trapholt in Kolding, Denmark.
I saw a painting made by one line on a canvas. I do not want to admit it, but I was kind of
shocked over this arrogance - this making a fool of the spectator.
But.
One day I changed my mind and made a motif out of one line.
"Circle of Life  I" is a white line on a black background.
Life starts outside the left margin with conception and ends in the lower right.
During life things often turns left in an 90º angle.
Oh, that's nice - going up.
I can walk on water.
Obstacles or what you might believe yourself is fortune turns life 90º left again.
Super - up, up, up!
But you are confused - your head is upside down.
A new 90º left turn brings you down worth - you found track of your original life line.
With another 90º left turn you are back on your original life line.
With destiny the lower right corner.

Your 90º left turns, however, have increased your quality of life.











"Circle of Life II"


"Circle of Life II" is a black line on a white background. You can choose to follow a white line on a black background or black line on a white background.
The result is the same.

You end up in the lower right corner!











"Black Squares and Red Squares"



"Black Squares and Red Squares" is inspired by

Black Squares
Following a period of growing political instability in the early twentieth century, in 1936 Spain was plunged into a bloody civil war. The war ended in a nationalist dictatorship, led by Francisco Franco which controlled the Spanish government until 1975. Spain was officially neutral during World War II, although many Spanish volunteers fought on both sides.

Red Squares
The post-war decades were relatively stable (with the notable exception of an armed independence movement in the Basque Country), and the country experienced rapid economic growth in the 1960s and early 1970s. The death of Franco in 1975 resulted in the return of the Bourbon monarchy headed by Prince Juan Carlos. While tensions remain (for example, with Muslim immigrants and in the Basque region), modern Spain has seen the development of a robust, modern democracy as a constitutional monarchy with King Juan Carlos, one of the fastest-growing standards of living in Europe, entry into the European Community, and the 1992 Summer Olympics.









"Philosophy of Life I"


"Philosophy of Life I" is inspired by Asbjorn Lonvig's Artist Statement: Colorful Simplicity in Art as in Life.









"Philosophy of Life II"


"Philosophy of Life I" is inspired by Asbjorn Lonvig's Artist Statement: Colorful Simplicity in Art as in Life.










"Blue Arrow"


"Philosophy of Life I" is inspired by Asbjorn Lonvig's Artist Statement: Colorful Simplicity in Art as in Life.










"I Love Spain"


"I Love Spain" is inspired  by what I love about Spain.
Miro.
Dali.
Picasso.
Gaudi.
Barcelona.
Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria. I boarded s reproduction of the Santa Maria in Barcelona Habour. I was very surprised at how small this vessels was. It's hard to imagine that anyone would undertake such a long and uncertain journey in a small ship like this.
Spanish football style.
La Vuelta a Espagña.
General Francisco Franco's "abdication" 1975.
The Foehn Wind in the Pyrenees. I entered Spain by bus and on the south side of the Pyrenees I experienced the Foehn Wind for the first time. A foehn wind or föhn wind is a type of dry down-slope wind which occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range. It is a rain shadow wind which results from the subsequent adiabatic warming of air which has dropped most of its moisture on windward slopes (see orographic lift). As a consequence of the different adiabatic lapse rates of moist and dry air, the air on the leeward slopes becomes warmer than equivalent elevations on the windward slopes. Föhn winds can raise temperatures by as much as 30 °C (54 °F).
We had a stop after crossing the border to Spain.













"Banana Red"



See Circus Clown's Banana











"Banana Blue"


See "Circus Clown's Banana"










"Chess Red"


See "Chess I"










"Chess Blue"


See "Chess I"











"Triangles"



Rectangles have been the most popular and common geometric form for buildings since the shape is easy to stack and organize; as a standard, it is easy to design furniture and fixtures to fit inside rectangularly shaped buildings. But triangles, while more difficult to use conceptually, provide a great deal of strength. As computer technology helps architects design creative new buildings, triangular shapes are becoming increasingly prevalent as parts of buildings and as the primary shape for some types of skyscrapers as well as building materials. In Tokyo in 1989, architects had wondered whether it was possible to build a 500-story tower to provide affordable office space for this densely packed city, but with the danger to buildings from earthquakes, architects considered that a triangular shape would be necessary if such a building were to be built.

In New York City, as Broadway crisscrosses major avenues, the resulting blocks are cut like triangles, and buildings have been built on these shapes; one such building is the triangularly shaped Flatiron Building which real estate people admit has a "warren of awkward spaces that do not easily accommodate modern office furniture" but that has not prevented the structure from becoming a landmark icon. Designers have made houses in Norway using triangular themes. Triangle shapes have appeared in churches as well as public buildings including colleges as well as supports for innovative home designs.

Triangles are sturdy; while a rectangle can collapse into a parallelogram from pressure to one of its points, triangles have a natural strength which supports structures against lateral pressures. A triangle will not change shape unless its sides are bent or extended or broken or if its joints break; in essence, each of the three sides supports the other two. A rectangle, in contrast, is more dependent on the strength of its joints in a structural sense. Some innovative designers have proposed making bricks not out of rectangles, but with triangular shapes which can be combined in three dimensions. It is likely that triangles will be used increasingly in new ways as architecture increases in complexity. It is important to remember that triangles are strong in terms of rigidity, but while packed in a tessellating arrangement triangles are not as strong as hexagons under compression (hence the prevalence of hexagonal forms in nature). Tessellated triangles still maintain superior strength for cantilevering however, and this is the basis for one of the strongest man made structures, the tetrahedral truss.












"Blue Black"


Inspired by opening doors.
A blue rectangular study.
The Golden Rectangle, too.
However, they are not Golden Rectangles.
Golden Rectangle is the same as golden ratio (symbol is the Greek letter "phi")
It's a special number approximately equal to 1,618
It appears many times in geometry, art, architecture and other areas.









Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark (*1949)

Copyrights Asbjorn Lonvig
Asbjorn Lonvig's Copyrights are administered by Copydan, Denmark and
sister organizations all over the world.

Asbjorn Lonvig has the contract number 1549.
If you want to use a work for some purpose like a book cover, marketing or product design
please contact copydan@copydan.dk
for price information.

Accounts are setteled with Copydan.

Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical
chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia

 
Thank you.

Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK

Great, very interesting.
Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
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.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France

Asbjorn,
your work is amazing!
I am really impressed with the use of colour and your contribution to art and design,

thanks,
Jorge Restrepo, native Columbian
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

Hello mr. Asbjorn Lonvig,
your work is very well, your abstract is simple but so and
so deep..i wish you the very good luck
Amany Ali Fahmy, Ph.D Helwan University, Cairo
Pyramids Avenue
Giza
Egypt

I'd like to send you my compliments for your outstanding work.
Mark Collins

What a wonderful site! It makes me proud to be an artist and gets me anxious to create more!
Keep it up!
Rosana Modugno
(born in Uruguay)
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany

Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical
chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia


Testimonials

Thank you.

Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK
 
Great, very interesting.

Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
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.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France

Asbjorn,
your work is amazing!
I am really impressed with the use of colour and your contribution to art and design,

thanks,
Jorge Restrepo, native Columbian
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

Hello mr. Asbjorn Lonvig,
your work is very well, your abstract is simple but so and
so deep..i wish you the very good luck
Amany Ali Fahmy, Ph.D Helwan University, Cairo
Pyramids Avenue
Giza
Egypt

I'd like to send you my compliments for your outstanding work.
Mark Collins

What a wonderful site! It makes me proud to be an artist and gets me anxious to create more!
Keep it up!
Rosana Modugno
(born in Uruguay)
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical

chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia


Thank you.
Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK
 
Great, very interesting.

Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
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.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France

Asbjorn,
your work is amazing!
I am really impressed with the use of colour and your contribution to art and design,

thanks,
Jorge Restrepo, native Columbian
Tegucigalpa
Honduras

Hello mr. Asbjorn Lonvig,
your work is very well, your abstract is simple but so and
so deep..i wish you the very good luck
Amany Ali Fahmy, Ph.D Helwan University, Cairo
Pyramids Avenue
Giza
Egypt

I'd like to send you my compliments for your outstanding work.
Mark Collins

What a wonderful site! It makes me proud to be an artist and gets me anxious to create more!
Keep it up!
Rosana Modugno
(born in Uruguay)
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US



Highly original derivative, oxymoronic singularity, individually universal, satirical
chutzpah subversive hilarity. I am LOVING LONVIG
Florence Siegel
Boro of Queens
New York

Congratulations. Wonderful work!
Please, look my website: www.edprimo.hpg.com.br
Ed Primo
Sao Paulo
Brazil

”Dear Master Lonvig (but after reading your biography and seen your wonderful Art, your name should be
"Loving"), thank you for your interest in participating  in this Feast of Culture and Art.”,
“………..are you sure you are not Italian?”
“…..I have no words to tell you how much I enjoyed your art presentation you sent me. I can tell you it would be an honour for us to have your works with us…”
prof. Giancarlo Alu
director of Mantena Museum
director of Mondial Art and Culture
Rome
Italy

Dear Asbjorn,
your work is really great!!!
I have gone through your portfolio and your other links too!!!!
Wish you happy creations!!!

Prakash Deshmukh
Akola
India

I love your work!
I have added a link to your site too under "Creative People"
Francesca Judd
Auckland
New Zealand

I love your concept! Your art and your generosity of spirit.
 I am a concert pianist and am very committed to inner city kids in Hartford CT.
Sanda Schuldmann
Executive Director
Chamber Music Plus
Hartford
Connecticut
US

I'm writing to you to tell you I like your work....the way you express the synthesis is very interesting
By the way..im an argentinian artist, if you have a minute i invite you to visit my site
www.mariadelavega.com.ar
cordially

María de la Vega
Buenos Aires
Argentina


I'm speachless...wow you are creative and diligent:
o)....I like your stuff because the beauty is in simplicity..... Just a warm hello to Denmark from Germany
Best

Gudrun Ploetz
Bad Nauheim
Germany


Hello Asbjorn,
All of your art and specially the Lucca Project are superb works of fine art.
I have enjoyed your art works with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm.
Best from

Anton Vogels
Dulwich Hill,
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


I was quite impressed with all the creativity here.
Keep up the good ART!
ART is needed everywhere.
Greetings from Portugal

Rod Costa
Portugal


Hello
I have just found your site and found it so refreshing,

as have been looking for ideas for some paintings for my granddaughters  baby's room,
and it has giving me some ideas and I just want to keep it simple, as I get older.
Less is more seems to be the answer , keep up the good work.
 regards
Lee Pennington
Painter
Tasmania
Australia

 
Thank you.

Your color and amazing simplicity inspire me so madly.
I'm looking for a brush now!
Incredible, quiet, moving, loud, and awesome!
Randy Jacobs
Dallas
Texas
US

Hello
I am a New York based artist. I work primarily in pastels, oils & watercolor.
I loved your web designs and art that I located through absolute arts! 
Is this to be another web magazine like absolute arts? 
Is it solely your own promotion?  It is GREAT!!!!  If it is ongoing, how do I subscribe? 
You have a linking option...I'm interested in it....please see my web site:
www.ellenfisch.com
I wish you much success!!!  Are you interested in a NY publisher....
I know of one who may be interested in your work....maybe
All the best for  wonderful holidays!
Happy painting,
Ellen Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University
Long Island
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn
Thank you for making me your official NY fan club!! (but please spell my name correctly...Ellen Fisch )....
I love reading your Art Blogs and think that you are an art FORCE!! 
Not only does your work encourage others with its eneryg, beauty and aethetic sensibility, but your writing is wonderful!! 
Every time I go to your web site (often) I get a mega dose of art fuel!! 
You are THE BEST!!
Warm Regards,
Ellen
Fisch, BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

Long Island
New York
US
PS I'm having a show of my work at the Jadite Gallery on West 50 Street in New York City. 
Opening is April 5.  If you are in New York, I hope you will stop by.  I would love to meet you in person!!


Dear Asbjorn:
Thanks for ordering another 25 artworks.  You account has been updated
to allow 75 artworks.  We are so glad you are excited about Gallery
Direct and decided to upgrade your account to allow display of more of
your genious artwork.
Dave Yelen
President and founder of Gallery Direct
Forty Fort
Pennsylvania
US

Hello,
I just like to congratulate you and thank you for the fantastic art work
that you have created and exhibited.
Keep on creating!!!
Best regards,
Paul Lionakis
Dover
Kent
UK


Dear Asbjorn Lonvig
Your website is truly colorful and fantastic!!
I entered the RSS in ArtistsBlog Headlines of artday.org.
Seiji Ueoka
Editor World ArtNews
Tokyo
Japan

I only have one word that best describes these books.
Awesome.
Thanks so much for the FREE downloads, they are very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Cecelia Routsaw
Grandmother of 15
Greenville
Michigan
US

Hi Asbjorn Lonvig
Thanks for forwarding – magnificent article… Thanks 

Bjarne Bækgaard
Communication manager
Aros Art Museum
Aarhus
Denmark


Hi, your work is very powerful.
Your writings and work are very impressive.

Diane Leon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Arts at New York University
New York
US

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York
US

Dear Asbjorn Lonvig,
The Staff at ARTROM Gallery has met to view your images.
We have also visited your websites and entered immediately into your world.
We are impressed with your ability to simplify a concept into an image and concentrate it,
to incude only what is necessary. In evaluating your work for its strong graphic content, we  became aware of the size of the originals; they are all quite large and are acrylic on canvas. 
In viewing your works we discussed not only their graphic content, but discussed them as paintings, as objects unto themselves. Knowing that the images exist somewhere as objects of that dimension is far different than looking at images stored in some computer, regardless of how they were created. One can appreciate the graphic illustrative/informative quality of an image on a computer screen, but it stops there, until you know more about the image as it exists in "real life",
and this adds another dimension to the work. It also adds credibility to the commitment the artist has made to the image.
We feel that you believe in your commitment as an artist.
This is one of the aspects we look for in our GUILD Members.
When one believes in himself the message is clear.  We are also interested in your "Manifesto" below.        
"It's about the fact that the art market is predicted to grow 3,5 times because of the Internet.
It's about my decision to stake everything on the internet.
It's about concentrating my efforts on the internet when it comes to sales.
It's about my decision to make new standards and challenge art traditions by
making my drafts on a computer and exhibit the drafts.
And insist upon that a computer is nothing but a new tool.
And insist upon that using a computer is as worthy as not doing it!!!
Worthier????" 
We would like to help you accomplish these things, and welcome you to
become a member of AGG. 
David Genovesi director
ARTROM GALLERY GUILD
International Society of Artists and Designers
Viale Carso, 71
Rome, Lazio,
Italy


Searching your web site I have to say that I AM IMPRESSED!!!
Absolute unique, dedicated, brilliant, excellent. I wish the see you.
Are you living outside Copenhagen?
Actually we are in Stockholm and London, we are passing throw Denmark in regular basis…

Anticipate thanks
Petru Russu
Editor and publisher
World Of Art Magazine
Stockholm
Mörbylund 19, 9tr, 182 30 Danderyd, Sweden
London
17 Ringwood Gardens, London, UK

Great, very interesting.
Your wide vision and conecting compex ideas in simple presentation are of high value.
You obsereve sights digest them and present them in colorful simple forms, have a quality of their own.
I wish you great success.
Today in India is Great Festival of Lights- Diwali,
On this occasion your paintings gave us enjoyment.
With regards,
O. P. Joshi,  Sociologist of art, Ph.D.
College of KISHANGARH  
Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

The jubilation feelings given
by forms and colors
of Asbjorn Lonvig...
French author Alain Joannes from Paris praises Asbjorn Lonvig's art to the skies in his new book "Comment communiquer par des images" ("How to communicate through pictures"). It is presented at Salon du Livre in Paris.005.

 

He wrote the following:
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.
Alain Joannes, Author
Paris
France