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Jon Bøe Paulsen, 1958 | Figurative painter






Born in Oslo Norway, Jon Bøe Paulsen has been oil painting for more than 35 years. Academically trained with degrees from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Norwegian State Art Academy, Oslo.
His portraits tell many stories in one single image, and his dynamic between light and dark add a “carravaggistic” feel. Jon’s success as an artist was translated into various commissions, awards🎨 and publications, including a documentary film on his life.
Jon Bøe Paulsen's fine art is dramatically deep in layers, always thought-provoking.
The artist’s work has been featured in exhibitions in Norway, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.
He is regarded by the Art Renewal Center (ARC) as an Associate Living Master.


Artist Statement:

"I regard myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where humanity is seen in a new light and painted strongly figuratively. It is important though that such an expression of art moves in a direction where the photograph cannot follow.
The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness.
Classical paintings of that order last longer in the eye of the viewer because of their restricted use of color.
That is some of the reasons why I work with plain and few earth colors and very seldom part from that rule unless it is absolutely necessary.
I’ve never forgot that unwritten directive and it was usable in oil, watercolor and charcoal as well.
One of them was: “Don’t be too tough with your pencil when you draw. Not too much information when you catch the line. Do not underestimate your audience”.
















Nato ad Oslo, in Norvegia nel 1958, Jon Bøe Paulsen è un pittore premiato🎨 Norvegese che dipinge ad olio da oltre 35 anni.
I dipinti di Jon Bøe Paulsen sono incredibilmente realistici.
Le sue abilità impeccabili conferiscono qualità filmiche alle sue opere.
L'artista ha studiato alla School of the Museum of Fine Arts di Boston (USA) e si è diplomato alla Norwegian State Art Academy nel 1984.
I suoi ritratti raccontano molte storie in un'unica immagine e la sua dinamica tra luce e buio aggiunge un tocco "carravaggistico".
Il successo di Jon come artista è stato tradotto in varie commissioni, premi e pubblicazioni, compreso un film documentario sulla sua vita.
Il lavoro dell'artista è stato presentato in mostre in Norvegia, Stati Uniti, Francia e Regno Unito.










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