HANDS-ON
Masterclass I
"CREATIVITY TOOLS"
By
Stephen Joseph Burke and Asbjorn Lonvig

The North America Collection



Canada West






"The American Indian"



I stayed in Banff Springs in the middle of the Canadian Rocky Mountains at The Banff Springs Hotel. Banff Springs is between Calgary and Lake Louise.



Banff Springs Hotel
seen from the south



Banff Springs Hotel
seen from the mountains
north of the hotel



The atmosphere of
Banff Springs Hotel


The park of Banff Springs Hotel was inspiring like everything else about Banff Springs Hotel.
Early one morning I went for a walk in the park.
I sat down on a bench.
Here I met the American Indian.
I asked if I might portrait him.
SURE, SURE, he said.
Soon after returning to Denmark I painted my American Indian friend.
It was on a huge canvas.
79.1” x  54.7”

Photos: The Fairmont Banff Springs











"Killer Whale"


Inspired by The British Columbia West Coast, Canada.
Inspired by nature - the sunset, the Pacific Ocean, Canada, the movie Free Willy
Vancouver Island, San Diego
by Native Art - well aware that the symbolism doesn't belong to me - it's the heritage of the local people.

Also inspired by an extraordinary experience in Sea World in San Diego.
The wind blew gently from the Pacific Ocean.
I sat on 6th row together with my wife and my 3 boys.
We bought an ice cream.
And we attended his show with huge Killer whales.
That jumped high.
Very high.
With excellent trainers.
Fascinating.
A moment of happiness.


I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops,
and Vancouver.











"Thunderbird"



Inspired by The British Columbia West Coast, Canada.
Inspired by nature - the sunset, the Pacific Ocean, Canada, the movie Free Willy
Vancouver Island, San Diego
by Native Art.
Well aware that the symbolism doesn't belong to me - it's the heritage of the local people.

I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops,
and Vancouver.












"White Tailed Deer"



Inspired by the British Columbia West Coast nature
by Danish Ministry of Energy and Environment for whom I made a deer, by Native Art.
Well aware that the symbolism doesn't belong to me - it's the heritage of the local people.

I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops,
and Vancouver.











"
Queen Charlotte Sound"


Inspired by the British Columbia West Coast:
by nature - how I imagine looking west from the mainland standing on the brink of
Queen Charlotte Sound,
by Native Art.
Well aware that the symbolism doesn't belong to me - it's the heritage of the local people.

I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops,
and Vancouver.











"
Point Queen Charlotte Lighthouse"


Inspired by the Queen Charlotte Sound on the British Columbia West Coast. There is a Queen Charlotte Island and a Queen Charlotte Strait north of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
But there is no Point Queen Charlotte nor a Point Queen Charlotte Lighthouse.
Point Queen Charlotte is a geographic place - only existing in my imagination.

I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops,
and Vancouver.






Canada East







"Maple Leaves"



Inspired by the Canadian flag. In memory of a wonderful time in Canada.
I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver.
On a drive around Lake Ontario (Niagara etc.) I saw a lot of maple leaves .












”Toronto Skyline”


This motif is inspired by the Needle and all the other buildings of the Toronto Skyline in Ontario, Canada.
See the famous CN Tower.

The Needle.
To the left of the tower is the Dome, a huge sports centre.
The Dome is the home of the baseball team The Blue Jay's.
Toronto is a very clean city.
That's because the doves are trained to fly upside down.
I was told.

I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver.











"The Peggy's Cove Lighthouse"



Inspired by Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
I saw this motif in a magazine. There was something about it. A simplicity?
I finally found the lighthouse. Near Halifax. Nova Scotia, Canada, you know.
In opposition to "Point Queen Charlotte Lighthouse" 
"The Peggy's Cove Lighthouse" is real, not an imaginary lighthouse.
Usually I insist to have actually have seen the object for my motifs.
On location.
This is an exception.

I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver.











"The Old Town Clock, Halifax"



Inspired by the Old Town Clock, Halifax.
I was finishing "the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse" not very far from Halifax at St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. I could not resist looking a little closer at Halifax. I found this amazing building from 1803, which turned out to be a clock tower.
Usually I insist to have actually have seen myself the object for my motifs.
On location.
This is an exception.


I visited Canada - it was amazing.
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver.












"Blue Sky"



“Blue Sky” is inspired by Guggenheim Art Museum.
We are at 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street in New York.

In my memory Guggenheim Museum in New York is white. And the sky above is blue, blue, blue.
That's how I want to remember it from my visits there.
But I saw a picture of the museum recently.
It was sadly yellowish and the sky above was smoggy.

New York is yellow cabs, black people, white people, red lights, green lights, noise, Hotel Lexington, homeless, alcohol, narcotics, penthouses, Fifth Avenue, Thumps Tower, Metropolitan, restaurants, delis, Central Park, backyards, glory, misery, China Town, Rockefeller Centre, millionaires, beggars, subways, Broadway, tourists, diplomats, UN………..
But New York is not really New York without Guggenheim, the great Art Museum on Fifth Avenue. The architect is Frank Lloyd Wright.
It is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's two masterpieces. The second masterpiece is Falling water, Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a house placed magnificently in a beautiful landscape. A creek is running through the house!
Amazing how Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture is contemporary.
In Chicago I saw several of his houses in Oak Park that looked as if they were built yesterday.
One was from 1909.
He himself lived in Oak Park, Studio at 951 Chicago Avenue. I saw it. It is designed by him. Early in his career.
Frank Lloyd Wright had for sure a rare gift.













"New York Skyline"



"New York Skyline" is inspired by the first time I was in New York. I Landed in Newark Liberty International Airport.
I do remember it very well.
I flew in a SAS Boeing 757.
My destination was Radisson Lexington Hotel, Lexington Avenue. As we had driven for some time in New Jersey - the sight was there. The Hudson River and the Skyline. It was just for a few minutes or seconds. Then we crossed under Hudson River in Holland Tunnel.

Photos: SAS and
Lexington Hotel









"Buffalo Renewable Energy Sources"


"Buffalo Renewable Energy Sources" is inspired by a company in Buffalo, who wanted to introduce wind and sun energy to owners of private houses.











"Buffalo Renewable Energy House"



"Buffalo Renewable Energy House" is inspired by a company in Buffalo, who wanted to  introduce  wind and sun energy to owners of private houses.









"Al Capone's Cadillac"


Inspird by Al Capone's Cadillac - Cadillac 16 V 1930.
Part of the Roaring 20s project in favour of The Children's Museum in Las Vegas. A silent auction selling this motif in benefit of the Childrens' Museum in Las Vegas in the ballroom of the renowned Caesars Palace at The Las Vegas Strip was the ultimate climax.









 

"Flapper"


Inspired by a Flapper which was the archetype of a female party woman in the Roaring 20s.
Part of the Roaring 20s project in favour of The Children's Museum in Las Vegas. A silent auction
selling this motif in benefit of the Childrens' Museum in Las Vegas in the ballroom of the renowned Caesars Palace at The Las Vegas Strip was the ultimate climax.











”Chicago 1920s”


”Chicago 1920s” is inspired by Chicago’s gangster past. Al Capone?
Part of the Roaring 20s project in favour of The Children's Museum in Las Vegas. A silent auction
selling this motif in benefit of the Childrens' Museum in Las Vegas in the ballroom of the renowned Caesars Palace at The Las Vegas Strip was the ultimate climax.






"Lucky Tobo"


"Tobo" is a well known character from the Roaring 20s. Tobo is the tramp. This Tobo is a happy Tobo – he just found 2 arrels of whisky. 2 barrels of Four Roses.
Part of the Roaring 20s project in favour of The Children's Museum in Las Vegas. A silent auction
selling this motif in benefit of the Childrens' Museum in Las Vegas in the ballroom of the renowned Caesars Palace at The Las Vegas Strip was the ultimate climax.







"JAZZ"


"JAZZ" - An important part of the Roaring 20s is JAZZ music.
Part of the Roaring 20s project in favour of The Children's Museum in Las Vegas.
A silent auction selling this motif in benefit of the Children's' Museum in Las Vegas in the ballroom of the renowned Caesars Palace at The Las Vegas Strip was the ultimate climax.










"Denver
Skyline
"


"Denver Skyline" is made to company Paulos & Zawadowski Development in Denver. Inspired by Denver’s sky scrapers and the Rocky Mountains. The building to the left with the funny roof shape is called the ”cash register”. The building was drawn by famous architect Philip Johnson.











"Denver Skyline Grey"


See "Denver Skyline"










"Fremont Bridge, Portland"



Portland in Oregon is famous for its bridges – at least 15 there are.
Portland has therefore got the nickname Bridgetown.
A name ending on town is a good music name.
Just think of Motown.
John Dodge is producing crossover music, that is music blended from different genres.
John Dodge's music inspired this motif.












"1080 Haight Street"



Inspired by 1080 Haight Street in San Francisco.
A Victorian House in San Francisco is also called a "painted lady".

I saw the painted ladies on 2 trips to SF.
We all saw them in the movie Miss Doubtfire.
The "painted ladies" have together with the Golden Gate become landmarks for SF.














"Alcatraz"



Inspired by "Alcatraz", by cable cars, by streets in different levels,
by sailing in
the San Francisco Bay Area, by clouds hanging low in that area.
”Alcatraz” is a famous prison on an island in the San Francisco Bay.
It is a former federal prison, military fortification, lighthouse, and site of a 1969-1972 Native American Occupation.

"Alcatraz" is seen from the coast - because I missed the boat to "Alcatraz"!!!












"Golden Gay"


"Golden Gay" is inspired from the banners in the gay neighborhood, by the gay pride parades and festivals, by San Francisco being a home of gays without prejudges (!!!???) and of cause by the famous Golden Gate.
"Golden Gay" symbolizes bridging between heterosexual and homosexual people in SF. Wishful thinking?
The Gay Community and the Golden Gate have together with the "painted ladies" become landmarks of SF.

The Gay Community in San Francisco asked if they might use the motif for posters etc. - and I of course answered "with pleasure".












"Grand Canyon Black/White"


”Grand Canyon” is inspired by a precarious flight in a tiny helicopter down among the mountains after having started the flight from a city on the canyon ridge.
I was terrified.
However occasionally I cached a glimpse of the amazing scenery – by looking out between my fingers.

My son sat fearless on the front seat beside the pilot.
He even had windows under his feet!!!











"Grand Canyon Blue"


See ”Grand Canyon Black/White" above.








"Grand Canyon Green"




See ”Grand Canyon Black/White" above.










"Grand Canyon Brown"


See ”Grand Canyon Black/White" above.










"Grand Canyon Red"

See ”Grand Canyon Black/White" above.








"King of the Road"



"King of the Road" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.
I have read the whole text - the lyrics.
Probably the song is about a hobo. He has no money, but he loves to be FREE.
Sure he is "King of the road" - he ballances on the medial strip.









"Come Together"


"Come Together" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.
I have read the lyrics. I have seen it on the internet. I even saw Beatles' original performance back in 1969.  Fantastic song. There is an enormous confusion about what the lyrics mean. I have studied different perceptions. I believe it is about the Beatles themselves.  Each member of the group is described. Often in whimsical words and expressions. These whimsical words and expression has no logic meaning. But I think  John plays with our subconscious. Thus. My interpretation is that John wants the guys in the Beatles to stick together - come together. In this motif symbolized by holding each others hands. It's Paul, that is the nice boy with the nicest hear and no moustache. Then John with round glasses and as hairy as can be. George has that funny shape of his moustache and he has the longest hair. At some point Ringo had a full beard and he of course played the drums.











"Heartbreak Hotel" with an "e" missing.


"Heartbreak Hotel" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.
I have read the lyrics. I have seen it on the internet.
The "Heartbreak Hotel" symbolizes a broken heart and a hotel. The hotel however is not just any hotel, its "Hotel de Ville" in Paris - city of love - city of heartbrakes.







"Big Fat Woman Red"




"Big Fat Woman" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.
Having read the lyrics, having heard and seen Joe Tex on YouTube, I imagine a very, very big fat lady dancing.






"Big Fat Woman White"

1 x Inks on canvas, size: 84 x 59,4 cm (33.1” x 23.4”)
Price is US$ 5,976 - 8,632
210 x exclusive fine art prints numbered and signed by the artist, Archival Inks on cotton,
that is on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm Fine Art paper
using pigment based archival inks,
size: 84 x 59,4 cm (33.1” x 23.4”)
Price is US$ 2,000 each.

Concerning sale contact lonvig-complete-works@mail.dk


See ”Big Fat Woman Red" above.






"Justus"
or
"I Fought the Law - The Law Won"



"I Fought the Law - The Law Won" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.

"I fought the law" inspired me to ask the fairy tale character JUSTUS if he would mind participate in the Sony site project on zazzle.com.
JUSTUS is a very clever owl knowing everything about law. Fortunately he was very excited. He just had to read the lyrics. Usually JUSTUS has a sword in his right hand. We have to exchange the sword with a six-gun, JUSTUS said.











"Justus Brown"
or
"I Fought the Law - The Law Won"



See "I Fought the Law - The Law Won" above.







"Six gun"


"I Fought the Law - The Law Won" inspired this six gun.
Sorry for the whimsicality and the off-beat humour.
But.
Be careful when you fire it.









"Like a Virgin"


 "Like a Virgin" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.

What is as pure as a virgin". I can think of nothing but new-fallen snow - as you say in English "as white as the driven snow" or "pure as new-fallen snow".
If you go deeply into the matter, the new-fallen snow consists of ice crystals.
Therefore took a look at an ice crystal in an electronic microscope.
The contours were there. A little blurred but I managed to draw it.
"New-fallen snow" is not white in this context. See Sony ATV's words below.










"Like a Virgin Inverted"

See "Like a Virgin" above.









"Crazy Daisy"



"Crazy Daisy" is a song.
Sony has the intellectual rights and asked me to illustrate some of them.

The word Crazy has a lot of different meanings.
You might be crazy, or you might be crazy, or you might be crazy, or you even might be crazy.
I have used one of these meanings.










Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark (*1949)

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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.

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

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


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
Long Island
New York
BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University



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
Long Island
New York

BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

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

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

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

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York


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
ARTROM Gallery GUILD.
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

About Asbjorn Lonvig in
Editorial Croquis Art Magazine etc.
in Buenos Aires.

Asbjorn Lonvig demonstrates a clear predominance towards a geometrical approach,
using flat contrasted colours, emphasising perceptions which come close to being pop art.
The oeuvre of the well-known Danish artist involves symbols, icons of a society dominated by images,
decontextualising them, inserting them in other compositions in which their freshness and dynamism are emphasised.
He produces formal assemblies in which sensitive ideas, infantile allegories or non-hurtful subjects, predominate,
seeking in the style of Miró an evocative approach little-by-little shaping a world of great sensitivity which captivates the observer
with an attractive warmth in spite of its initial lack of emotion.
His contribution to painting extends further than the field of composition, cultivating form,
fostering the passionate use of colour in order to endow his painting with suggestive features which go beyond the limits of the subjects themselves.
He communicates irony, gives expression to immense innate curiosity connected with his tendency to experimentation,
but always subordinating it to compositional organisation, seeking a clear dialogue between form, colour, balance and tonal expressiveness.

Joan Lluís Montané
Art Critic
Barcelona
Spain

Member of the International Art Critics Association

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


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

out Asbjorn Lonvig in
Editorial Croquis Art Magazine etc.
in Buenos Aires.

Asbjorn Lonvig demonstrates a clear predominance towards a geometrical approach,
using flat contrasted colours, emphasising perceptions which come close to being pop art.
The oeuvre of the well-known Danish artist involves symbols, icons of a society dominated by images,
decontextualising them, inserting them in other compositions in which their freshness and dynamism are emphasised.
He produces formal assemblies in which sensitive ideas, infantile allegories or non-hurtful subjects, predominate,
seeking in the style of Miró an evocative approach little-by-little shaping a world of great sensitivity which captivates the observer
with an attractive warmth in spite of its initial lack of emotion.
His contribution to painting extends further than the field of composition, cultivating form,
fostering the passionate use of colour in order to endow his painting with suggestive features which go beyond the limits of the subjects themselves.
He communicates irony, gives expression to immense innate curiosity connected with his tendency to experimentation,
but always subordinating it to compositional organisation, seeking a clear dialogue between form, colour, balance and tonal expressiveness.

Joan Lluís Montané
Art Critic
Barcelona
Spain

Member of the International Art Critics Association

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

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

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


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
Long Island
New York
BA in art from Brooklyn College - MA in art from New York University



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
Long Island
New York

BA in art from Brooklyn College
MA in art from New York University

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

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

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

Congratulations on your beautiful work.
You have been accepted.

Michael Jason
Manhattan Arts International
New York


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
ARTROM Gallery GUILD.
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 Lonvig demonstrates a clear predominance towards a geometrical approach,
using flat contrasted colours, emphasising perceptions which come close to being pop art.
The oeuvre of the well-known Danish artist involves symbols, icons of a society dominated by images,
decontextualising them, inserting them in other compositions in which their freshness and dynamism are emphasised.
He produces formal assemblies in which sensitive ideas, infantile allegories or non-hurtful subjects, predominate,
seeking in the style of Miró an evocative approach little-by-little shaping a world of great sensitivity which captivates the observer
with an attractive warmth in spite of its initial lack of emotion.
His contribution to painting extends further than the field of composition, cultivating form,
fostering the passionate use of colour in order to endow his painting with suggestive features which go beyond the limits of the subjects themselves.
He communicates irony, gives expression to immense innate curiosity connected with his tendency to experimentation,
but always subordinating it to compositional organisation, seeking a clear dialogue between form, colour, balance and tonal expressiveness.

Joan Lluís Montané
Art Critic
Barcelona
Spain

Member of the International Art Critics Association

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


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

between the subjectivity of the artist and the