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Jon B. Paulsen – Oslo, Norway
I consider myself as an artist belonging to the group of new realists where the human being is looked upon in a new light and painted strongly figurative. The meaning of Clair Obscure, in Italian chiaroscuro, is light in the darkness. Less light, less colour. Classical paintings of that order last longer in the eye of the viewer because of their restricted use of colour. I’ve never forgot the rules and it was useable in oil, watercolour and charcoal as well. One of them was: “Don’t be too tough with you pencil when you draw. Not too much information when you catch the line. Do not underestimate your audience”. Your art must travel where the photograph can not follow.