"I consider myself an artist belonging to the group of New Realists where the human being is looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figuratively. The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness. Less light, less colour."
"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".
Norwegian painter, Jon Bøe Paulsen was born in 1958 and lives in Oslo. His resume includes the following notable awards and accolades: • 2018 8th Annual Figurative Art Exhibition. LightSpace & Time. 2nd and 4th place "Overall Category" • 2018 Top 100 Award "Artist of the Year" Circle Foundation Lyon, France • 2016 Finalist The Fall NOAPS International online Exhibit for the painting "Notorious" • 2016 First Prize Winner IGOA (International Gallery of the Arts) the competition "No Theme" for the painting "Notorious" • 2014 Artavita 10th Competition, 1st Place Award • 2013 BoldBrush Competition, Winner of the Class,"Romeo & Juliet"
His atmospheric paintings carry strong emotional realms from the artist’s brush to the viewer's imagination. The dramatic play between light and dark and the dominance of darkness create a mystical aura, lending a feeling of anticipation. Paulsen’s paintings are like scenes from crime novels with characters that display complex psychologies and the viewer is left with a lot of space to contemplate what came before and what is about to happen.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist