About Asbjorn Lonvig
I was born in the first half of last century. I'm a 49er. Not bad, especially not bad in San Francisco. Not bad at all. My grandchildren love Santa Claus. Some knows it's me, some don't. I was born in the city of gable paintings Brande, Denmark. I even have made one myself. In high school - it was in 1966 to 1968 - I was crazy about art. I visited the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, a museum in Copenhagen with works of Picassos, Paul Gauguin, Paul CÃ©zanne, Heni de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh. Amazing. However IT became my career choice. In 1970s I joined one of the first groups of Software Engineer Trainees educated by IBM. IBM people from the Palo Alto Development Center went to Denmark to see how that young man in the 20s had solved a non-solvable software problem. I became manager of a medical IT-department, I started my own Software Company. I sold my Software Company in 1985 and became probably the first IT-millionaire in Denmark. I became an artist 1 April 1986 at 2 p.m. I managed to stay away from IT for some time. In a French Art Magazine I read about the Internet's future impact on Art. I immediately lunched a concept combining IT, the Internet and Art. After that my English improved by receiving lots of nasty e-mails: "You sir, are a disgrace to artists!", "...your painting make me feel sick by just looking at the colors" "You, my dear sir, are a low-life, not worthy your web space, and not at all the money you get", "dumbest shit", "plain shit", "old twat", "fucking stupid", "those pieces of shit", "ridiculous "sculptures"", "trash poem", "SHIT DOODLES", "ignorant idiot", "you don't know shit about art", "you have no talent", "old brain dead fat ass", "if anyone actually likes your work they are too ignorant to realize...", "go have a heart attack or something before you spread any more of this disgusting crap on earth". In 2006 I was granted The World of Art Award (WAA) in London UK, Juxtaposition 2006 in Rome, Italy and International Graphic Design Award in Montreal, Canada. In 2009 I was chosen as one of the 100 contemporary artists worldwide to be included in the Art Book Creative GENIUS. In cases I use my computer and paint software for painting: Rembrandt's students were able to paint like Rembrandt himself. Causing a lot of trouble. Which paintings were by the master? Inspired by Rembrandt I have hired a "student". I define size, style, brush etc. etc. The "student" takes over and paints. My "student" is my Computer. In cases like this I use an alias: Osborne-Whilliamsson. Osborne is the English for Asbjorn, William is the English for Vilhelm, who was my father. Then Whilliamsson, son of Vilhelm. Osborne is furthermore inspired by a certain Ozzy.
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!!!
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Langley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
New York, USA (KiptonArt)
New York, USA (Manhattan Arts International)
New York, USA (YourArt)
New York, USA (ArtTrack)
Washington DC, USA
Emeryville, San Francisco, California, USA
Lomita, Los Angeles, California, USA
Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
Silicon Vally, California, USA
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, USA
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Dallas, Texas, USA
Boulder, Denver, Colorado, USA
Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Horncliffe, Northumberland, UK
Coton, Cambridge, UK
Peppard, Henley, UK
Rumelange, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Cugand, Pays de la Loire, France
Paris - Rueil-Malmaison, France (L'Art Pour Tous)
Paris - Vauhallan, France (Artabus)
Paris, France (Listoo ArtExpo)
Paris, France (ArtsCad)
Paris, France (AllArtOnline)
Paris, France (Avenue des Peintres)
Paris, France (Drouot Cotation des Artistes - Larousse)
Saint-Romain au Mont d'Or, Le Grand Lyon, France
Florence, Italy - Florence Biennale - Contemporary Artists
Monterosso Calabro, Italy
Stockholm - Danderyd, Sweden
The Complete Fine Art Works of World of Art Award Winning Artist Asbjorn Lonvig, Denmark is launched on 1 November 2010
Complete Fine Art Works of Asbjorn Lonvig