"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are many ways to view it ".
A Universe In Everything
I draw the world, -by reflecting on its various phenomena, taking different elements out of their usual context, drawing them into a new one, creating sketches eternally linkable, so that all my pictures become small parts of a larger whole, which means, that in a way it's always the same picture I work to develop, the same overall view or understanding of life I´m trying to expand. It has taken me 40 years of intense work, to build up this system, this understanding or this language of symbols, and I have done this, by emerging myself in the different forms, of expression within the art of painting, that artists have employed throughout the decades. I have experienced that I from an understanding of a common human condition, must contain them all within my Self. From this point of view, I have penetrated each "ism", -the naturalistic painting, the calligraphic, the naive, the abstract, the spontaneous, the coloristic, the surreal and so on., in such a way that they have become structured and alive within my mind and emotional self. Through this understanding, I have assembled a comprehensive whole, consisting of different elements, the various understandings and levels of expression, in such a way that, my comprehension of the sensuous reality becomes more fluent, more flexible. This is best illustrated as follows: First picture a pyramid, with mirrors or ism´s on all four sides. I´m on the ground level looking in. From this point of view, I can only perceive one side at a time. I look at the first side, at the reflection in the mirror, and tell myself, -this is a reality, this is how it is, -perhaps naturalistic. If I continue the movement in time to the next side, to see the reflection in the mirror, I find that this is also a picture of reality, perhaps abstract. When I´ve completed my circle, I have come to understand that there are many realities, in this case four, and they are all relatively true. And through this understanding I must be able to create a continuous flow or relative reality - as illustrated by a conical mirror, which erases the sharp corners. My movements then become a continuous flow. Still, I must face the problem of time, but through my understanding of the different realities, I can raise myself above it, placing myself on top of the conical mirror. This is a focus point, an absolute transcendent point of reference, from where the entire cone is perceivable and all reality departs and comes together, from the smallest trivialities to major insights - a kind of total openness, where the center of the picture is everywhere and nowhere, "gravity" dissolves and all things flow/rush. This is how I work now, -a process where I can expand my consciousness, that world, that picture, that illusion which I have built, -moving spirit into matter, letting it penetrate the form and the color, letting the inner space hug the outer one, so that I no longer reach for the world, but allow the world to flow through me, -so I constantly create it.Jes Nordby, multi-artist
Love Of The Earth Love Of The Sky Love Of Being In The Teeming Of LifeJes Nordby, multi-artist
Humor, Love & Erotica
In Jes Nordby's images love thrives to the accompaniment of birdsong and the crisp tones of an accordion. The colors are happy, the lovers are happy, the animals are happy and we, we get happy, when we look at the pictures.
Jes Nordby´s world is a pleasant and fun and an in love world, where flowers are blooming and the sun shines and where love conquers all. And place close attention to it: it requires a great deal of artistic capability to achieve this.
Jes Nordby knows his stuff. I do not know other artists, who can get one to drop everything, what you have in your hands and give your wife, husband or girlfriend/boyfriend a proper smooch.
But Jes Nordby can and thank you for that!Tom Jørgensen, editor of Kunstavisen
The Teeming Life
"Jes Nordby's tingle-tangle world's are frisky accumulations of both seriousness and happiness and not least the last ... His expressive, both naturalistic and little naive works do indeed have its own cheerful unconcern. In the bright, beautiful wholes, very personal and spatial universes, all the details are bound well together in well-balanced coloristic harmonies. For in the middle of the teeming he understands to make the individual works rest in itself, while they retain the character of something bubbly and vibrant and has rhythmic musicality."Alex Steen, art critic
Born 1955 in Fovslet nearby Kolding Autodidact multi-artist Living in Sønder Stenderup nearby Kolding
I.D.C., New York Art London 90, London Line Art, Gent Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London Kunst i Forum, København Galleri Klitgaard, Mariager Hanson Gallery, New Orleans Hanson Gallery, San Francisco New Court Gallery, København Galleri Capela, Juelsminde Galerie Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund Galleri Tønder, Tønder Galleri Rasmus, Skagen Strand-Galleriet, Vejers
Endowments and foundations
Professor Gottfred Eickhoff & Hustru Maleren Gerda Eickhoffs Fond Albani Fonden Thomas Minde Legatet Sandøfonden Vejle Amts kulturpulje Ole Kirks Fond Undervisningsministeriet
Bøger: Dansk Kunstårbog Bøger: Weilbachs Kunstleksikon Bøger: Art Expo, "Jes Nordby - Sådan" Bøger: Art Expo, "Jes Nordby - Opus Ateljes" Film & TV: Henrik Ruben Genz, "Jes Nordby, Grafisk Maleri" Film & TV: TV - Syd, "Koldingkunstneren Jes Nordby" Film & TV: DR 1, "Galleri 11, Jes Nordby" Film & TV: TV - 3 Kanten, "Jes Nordby" Film & TV: TV Danmark, "Jes Nordby, Kunstneren fra Sdr. Stenderup" Film & TV: DR 1, 19Direkte "Jes Nordby" Film & TV: TV-Syd: På kursus med Jes Nordby
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