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..NEWSLETTER...
December 2004
Asbjorn Lonvig's art initiatives
 
by Asbjorn Lonvig
, artist/designer
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on 25th May 2004 I was
Nominated by The International Committee
 to participate in the Fifth Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art
3/11 December 2005 in Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy


 
The San Francisco Selection.The San Francisco Selection.The San Francisco Selection.The San Francisco Selection.The San Francisco Selection.
San Francisco: 1080 Haight Street - Phobia - Bay - City Hall - Golden Gay.
the Noosa Queensland Selection.the Noosa Queensland Selection. the Noosa Queensland Selection.the Noosa Queensland Selection.the Noosa Queensland Selection.the Noosa Queensland Selection.
Queensland Australia: Blue Kangaroo - Sunny Sydney - Butterfly Fish - Crimson - Colorful Koala - Philip, Philip and Philip.
British Columbia Westcoast Exclusive SelectionBritish Columbia Westcoast Exclusive SelectionBritish Columbia Westcoast Exclusive SelectionBritish Columbia Westcoast Exclusive SelectionAsbjorn Lonvig's Drafts to New York Exclusive SelectionLogo to HC Andersen Festival Plays 2005.Direct link to metallic sculpture suggestions in spectacular palces in Rome.Direct link to motifs from Antique Rome.
  British Columbia Westcoast Canada: Queen Charlotte Sound - Deer - Thunderbird - Pacific Sunset. Guggenheim New York. H.C. Andersen logo 2005. 2 images from Rome.
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Let me tell you about my art and design,
new projects,
innovative projects and innovative methods,
personally
( click here and  see my "roadshow")
See the introduction slide show to my web site www.lonvig.dk
( click here - and enjoy yourself)
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On 10th November 2003 there were 22,390 hits on lonvig.dk (8.2 million hits/year)
due to search engine submissions
and  30,558 on AbsoluteArts/lonvig (11.2 million hits/year)
due to exposure of the baby carriage
Baby carriage from fairy tale.
Remarkable!
Since the exposure of the baby carriage in Arts News
on 5th November 2003 there has been 75,000 views.
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 Exhibition news
Invitations to exhibitions in 2004:

 In Venice Galleria d'arte III Millennio, San Marco 1047,
Calle dei Fabbri at Bacino Orseolo, at Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy.

    8th Art Innsbruck - International Art Fair, Innsbruck, Austria

Art International 2004 in Zürich, Switzerland

In Genoa, Italy 14th to 21st March 2004  - International Exhibition - Mostra Internazionale

 
Exhibition at Galeria Monterosso Calabro -  www.monterossocalabro.com -
Monterosso Calabro in Calabrien, Italy.
This banners has been created to
www.monterossocalabro.com
 
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Dear
News Reader,
 
I have a lot to tell you. But sure you are not interested in all of it.
That's why I have written 25 different stories.
You can read one or more of them as you like.
Just promise me
to read about my launching of
10 online Asbjorn Lonvig art exhibitions
on my web site www.lonvig.dk .
Especially Exhibition 2 -  " Happy Days ".
 In the "Happy Days" Exhibition I present 50+ new huge canvases size 201 x 139 cm
in extremely simple shapes and bright colors.
And take a look at Exhibition 10 - "Storytelling and Fairy Tale Days",
LUCCA - now in multiple languages.
See promotion , Colorful Simplicity Gallery (brochures) and
do as described - free.
Be rewarded with Circus-posters, if you help me promote.

In honor of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,
the most famous poster designer ever,
I have made digital prints of 100+ art works
for download and printing on your own printer
in size 29,7 x 21 cm (a4).
Every time you see this logo on this web site,
you can click on it and you are directed to
the Digital Prints area.
 
I have investigated Italy and Rome in 2002 and 2003 - see the artistically results.

 
Sincerely yours,
 
 
Asbjorn Lonvig, Artist
"Lille Fejringhus"
43 Fejringhusvej
DK-8722 Hedensted
Denmark
Phone: +45 7589 0477
Mobile: +45 2047 1179
web site: www.lonvig.dk
E-mail: lonvig@mail.dk
 
 
 25 stories
 
 
STORY number 1. -  My house.
I live in Denmark in Scandinavia. My house is a studio, a gallery and my private home, where I live
with my family. I have a wife and 3 sons at 21, 27 and 30 years og age. My sons are not in the house full time anymore.
 
"Lille Fejringhus"
 Probably Northern Europe's most fascinating artist's house.
 
People from all over the world have visited my house
and it has received both national and international coverage in the press and journals of architecture.
 
 
STORY number 2. - About me.
I am a trained IT specialist in IBM software and back in the 1980s
I was the managing director of my own IT companies.
It was successful companies and a customer asked if my companies were for sale.
"I will never sell my own kids".
Another company asked if my companies were for sale - and mentioned a figure.
Then I sold my own kids,  becoming probably the first Danish IT millionaire.
That was in 1985.
 My new freedom had to be used in some way.
I choose the ultimately opposite of being an IT managing director.
I became an artist.
 
             
  See "About me, References, my studio, my gallery, my home, my artworks......".
 
 
 STORY number 3. - Sad days.
Being an artist is a tough job.
By realy looking at my own works I could have seen,
that something was wrong.

 
 "sad days indeed"

I was sad.
The doctors tried to help me.
But I had a rare adverse effect of the medication.
No doctors around me knew of this adverse effect and I became sick, sick, sick.
Fortunately a young doctor knew about this adverse effect.
 
 "ups and downs"
During my sad days I could not work in my life affirming style.
It hurt to do it.
It hurt not to do it.
I have called my works from that period "Sad Days ".
 
 
"the pervasive pain of Christmas eve 2000"
 
 
STORY number 4. - Recovered.
After my recovery I have another view of life.
  And my works?
Sorry, this is not the time for modesty.
They have never been better.
I really love to be able to make my pictures in simple shapes and bright colors again.
And on "Happy Days" I have the guts and the skills to make things extremely simple.
I realy feel I have found again the style that is mine.
And fortunately sellable.
 So, I have worked hard creating new works and I have made
10 online Asbjorn Lonvig art exhibitions
simultaneously on my web site http://www.lonvig.dk on the Internet.
 Especially "Happy Days"
and "Storytelling and Fairy Tale Days".
 
 
STORY number 5. - Exhibiting on the Internet.
Over the years I have exhibited in Denmark and in other countries.
I have tried nearly everything.
In the future I will only exhibit in my own gallery and on the Internet.
Only if there are weighty reasons I will again make physical exhibitions in other countries.
Singapore might be a weighty reason, where the new "Artist's Exclusive Selection 2002"
might be presented in the
Royal Danish Embassy in near future.
 
 
STORY number 6. - "These Days"
"These Days" is an online exhibition showing the projects that I work with right now.
I work with
paintings as decoration, logos, a motif to a company, a festival poster, sculptures to cities etc. etc.
 
 
Logo, poster etc. year 2003
Size: 70 x 50 cm
Technique: Collage
 
 Hans Christian Andersen
Festival Plays in The Funen Village in
Odense, where Hans Christian Andersen
was born in 1805, announces its logo and
the musical The Nightingale, as usual written by
director Erik Bent Svendlund. I have the
honor to design the logo and poster each
year. I made it in 2000, 2001, 2002 and
now 2003. I 2004 the musical is Thumbelina
and in 2005 on Hans Christian Andersen's
200 year birthday it will be a medley of
Andersen's fairy tales. We have asked our
Queen Margaret II to do the wing design in
2005. As you might already know Queen
Margaret II of Denmark is a very skilled artist.
 
         
 
 
 
STORY number 7. - "Happy Days".
"Happy Days " is an online exhibition showing what I do on happy days.
On happy days I make huge canvases.
They measure 139 x 201 cm.
So did "The American Indian".
They are all in acrylic colors.
They are in the style "colorful zen-simplicity".
My slogan is "colorful zen-simplicity in art as in life".
That is my artist statement.
These pictures are inspired from situations from my life,
from travels and from wondering.
 
           
 
Inspired from American Native Art:
 
   
 
STORY number 8. - "Sad Days".
"Sad Days " is an online exhibition showing
what I created during my sad days.
16 expressionistic paintings.
 
 
STORY number 9. - "Both And Days".
"Both And Days " is an online exhibition showing that both and days
are good for working and living.
 
 
STORY number 10. - "American Days".
Traveling in America was a great experience, I visited
New York , Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas, Grand Canyon , Phoenix, Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Diego , Fresno, Yosemite, San Francisco ,
Atlanta, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Evergaldes,
Toronto , Ottawa, Montréal, Québec, Calgary, Banff , Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver.
 
"american indian"
 
See " American Days ".
 
 
STORY number 11. - "World Wide Days".
 
 "world of opportunities"
 
On 5 January 2002 I was accepted by a jury as a "premiere portfolio"
at the world's largest gateway to art
www.absolutearts.com
Columbus, Ohio.
I exhibit 200 artworks.
 
On 1 july 2002 I started cooperating with
Cornelius, world wide commercial counsellor and coordinator,
www.comcoco.com
concerning exhibiting and selling
"Artist's Exclusive Selection 2002" ,
huge canvases and "Happy Days" .
 
 On 21 August 2002 I got an invitation from PicassoMio
www.picassomio.com, Miami, Florida and Madrid, Spain
specialists in modern and contemporary art,
in English and in Spanish,
to exhibit and sell "Asbjorn Lonvig's PicassoMio Selection" ,
huge canvases.
 
On 8th October 2002 I signed a contract with Perdurabo Art
Agency in London, promotion and exhibition of contemporary art,
to promote, exhibit and sell
"Asbjorn Lonvig's Perdorabo Art Agency Selection".
Perdurabo Art's catalogue and web site is in
English, Spanish and Japanese.
 
See " World Wide Days ".
 
 
STORY number 12. - "Jutlandic Days".
Is a new e-shop selling my
numbered and signed silk-screen prints, my signed posters,
my posters and my postcards.
"Jutlandic" means an old fashioned business concept, I do not want payment before delivery.
Every other e-shop on the Internet does so.
First I want to ensure that the delivery is OK
and that the customer is satisfied.
 
 
 "The Tinderbox" and "Clown"
 
 
STORY number 13. - "Children's Safety Days".
Are signs to enhance children's safety in traffic - signs in 12 languages.
The signs have been tested the last years.
 They work.
 
See "Children's Safety Days ".
 
 
 
STORY number 14. - "Portrait Days".
My eldest son Morten has his own very
unique style painting portraits.
Using computer, ancient paintbrush and acrylic on canvas
he has developed this very unique style.
In this matter I have nothing else to do but being a consultant and being proud.
 
See " Portrait Days ".
 
"the mayor"
 
 "the swiss architect"
 
 
STORY number 15. - "Storytelling and Fairy Tale Days".
 
Storytelling
 
Storytelling in general  - an article translated and edited by Asbjorn Lonvig.
The Asbjorn Lonvig Storytelling Concept.
 
Examples
 Fifteen art works combined with storytelling to communicate the values and goals of a company:
The story about SOFUS (in English) - storytelling with pedagogical motifs.
 
 
   
The story about Easter Island (in English) - storytelling with other Asbjorn Lonvig motifs.
 
Other examples:
 Historien om SOFUS (in Danish) - storytelling.
About different SOFUSes (in English) - storytelling.
Om forskellige SOFUS'er (in Danish) - storytelling.
About Vitus and Vitusia (in English) - storytelling.
Om Vitus og Vitusine (in Danish) - storytelling.
Om Louis (in Danish) - storytelling.
Storytelling motif to attorney (coming soon) - storytelling.
About Gumlinks (in English) - storytelling.
GAS-ballet to Siemens (in English) - storytelling.
GAS-ballet til Siemens (in Danish) - storytelling.
 Nice Mr. Jacob from Chicago to Siemens (English).
Venlige Mr. Jacob fra Chicago til Siemens (Danish).
 
  examples of storytelling in multiple languages
 
Click on a flag
or
if you already have chosen a language
other than English in the menu
you must click on  to the right of the
story that you want
 
 
event
 Nice Mr. Jacob from Chicago to Siemens
 ..............                  China ....
  corporate values
the story about SOFUS
 ..............                  China ....
  different SOFUSes
 .............                  China ....
  local government
the story about Vitus - story to a municipality
............                  China ....
See story number 24.
 
Fairy Tales
 
In Venice this summer I ordered "cuttlefish" at a restaurant situated beautifully by a channel.
I did not know what it was.
Later when we came to Assisi I was told that I had eaten an octopus.
Then I understood the color (black!) and the consistency (rubber!) of my meal.
This spring I made a work with a motif of a happy crab called "No Crap" inspired from
René Magritte's work "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" and an intentional misspelling.
Lucca, my little granddaughter, is at present learning counting and
colors.
 
Children's Books Online
See Story number 6.
Lucca's father has responded - she loves it.
 
The LUCCA-project.
 
Children's Books Online
Children's Coloring Books Online
  Mini posters of main characters
for
Lucca and the world's kids.
 
Lucca Lysholm Lonvig
born 7th February 2000
Join the LUCCA-project .
 
Translation into 8 languages from English by online AltaVista Babel Fish Translation:
choose a story by clicking on a flag
or
if you already have chosen a language
other than English in the menu
you must click on  to the right of the
story that you want
  The cuttlefish Octo-Pus and the crab No-Crap ..
.......................                       .........
Frederic the frog and Elias the elephant
 ....................                       ................
The story about farmer Jack and his animals .
.............................                       ...................
In Middlefield Zoo with Sam and Lucca
 .........................                       ....................
Happy-Traffic - Lucca's and Sam's safety in traffic
........................                       ...
The sea horse Hippo-Cam-Pus
................................                       ..............
 
 
Children's Coloring Books Online
 
Translation into 8 languages from English by online AltaVista Babel Fish Translation:
choose a story by clicking on a flag
or
if you already have chosen a language
other than English in the menu
you must click on  to the right of the
story that you want
 
...get rid of Angry-SOFUS
 .............                   .....
 
 
  Mini posters of main characters
click on a motif and you will download a 21 x 29,7 cm Word document for printing
.....wait while it downloads.
You must have Word on your computer.
 Octo-Pus from The Cuttlefish and The Crab  No-Crap from The Cuttlefish and The Crab          Fairy tale universe and storytelling toolbox.
 
 
 
 Octo-Pus
No-crap
Frederic's Father (Frederic the Frog and...)
Margaret (The story about farmer Jack...)
Lazy-Green-Dog (The story about farmer Jack...)
Tall-Charlie (In Middlefield Zoo with Sam and Lucca)
Mister-Lion (In Middlefield Zoo with Sam and Lucca)
Happy-Henry (from Happy Traffic)
Hippo-Cam-Pus
Bubbling-Hat-Fish
The LUCCA-project mini poster
 
Universe
Universe of storytelling
and fairy tale motifs.
 
 
 
         
     
 
 
   Universe
See new additions to my fairy tale universe and storytelling toolbox.
 
 
 
STORY number 16. - My specialty.
A motif, which is yours alone, inspired by your company, city etc. Printed in limited edition. I
will number and sign the prints. It is the gift to present if you want to be suitably anonymous
and yet completely sure of being seen and remembered.
 
 "Heco International"
 
STORY number 17. - Idea Development.
Is the ability to be creative - not necessarily in art.
It could be how to start a hospice.
How to plan a design year.
How to use the Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen in a new way.
  See Idea Development.
 
 
STORY number 18. - Masterclass in my house.
Two Masterclases in "SOFUS philosophy",
that is creating art works and storytelling to companies, organizations etc.
communicating their values and goals to a defined group: employees, customers etc. -
In English and Danish
I have a role as a catalyst.
See "SOFUS philosophy" master classes in English and Danish.
 
Hans Christian Andersen was born in 1805.
To celebrate his birthday I will make a masterclass inspiring people to
use Hans Christian Andersen motifs and fairy tales in 2005.
 
See Hans Christian Andersen masterclass in English and Danish.
 
 
STORY number 19. - Using diplomatic missions.
I have worked together with the Danish diplomatic missions in
Chicago, New York, Milano and Tokyo and it is exactly this kind of cooperation I need now and then
selling my artworks.
See Diplomatic Missions.
 
 
STORY number 20. - World Wide Representation.
On 1 July this year I and Torben Cornelius initiated a cooperation.
Torben Cornelius was one of my customers and he was managing director in
the company Heco International until he decided to do something else.
He wanted to start a new company.
A company specialized in world wide commercial counseling and coordination.
He asked me to design his logo.
 I needed a company specialized in world wide commercial counseling and coordination.
Now we cooperate on selling " Artist's Exclusive Selection 2002 "
and what is exhibited in " Happy Days ".
  See my presentation of Cornelius.
 
 
 STORY number 21. - Writings.
I have done some writings.
I myself think that the best is an e-book about a project
made together with Red Cross and Red Cross Refugees.
 
   
"pictures from the e-book"
Other examples are
in English
The cuttlefish and the crab.
in Danish
  Blæksprutten og Krabben.
 
 Publishing of "Poem of the Day" is suspended.
 
 
 
STORY number 22. - Fundraising.
Now and then I work with fundraising.
I have worked for St. Mary's Hospice, Amnesty International, Red Cross etc.
 
 
Sculpture made together with Red Cross and Red Cross Refugees.
 
 
STORY number 23. - "Artistically Concept"
I have developed an unusual artistically concept.
Because of my background as a computer specialist and because of my
style in simple shapes and bright colors
I can present my ideas using modern technology.
Ideas are what I sell.
My ideas can often be illustrated in a computer drawing.
 I can ask my customer/client to verify a painting before painting!
Offering great flexibility to me and to my customers/clients.
 See: Artistically Concept.
 
In the past my artistically development has taken place together with
partners in Denmark.
I intend to continue this way to ensure a continuous artistically development.
In Denmark.
When a partner participates in an artistically development project the partner will be financially compensated in
relation to my international prices.
I have made this list of potential partners in 2002 and 2003.
See Artistically Development Projects and potential partners.
 
STORY number 24. - 5 SOFUSes and storytelling .
 
 
A very fascinating project with very fascinating people.
The price winner of Danish Industry's Initiative price 2002,
Dorthe and Henning Thorning from Fiberline Composites in Nr. Bjert, Denmark
has inspired me to create SOFUS.
SOFUS is a wonderful guy who's job is to communicate Fiberline Composites company values
to anyone to whom it may concern.
The name SOFUS is derived from the initials of 5 keywords in Danish
Samspil = interplay, Ordentlighed = decency, Forudseenhed = foresight,
Udfordring = challenge and Sund økonomi = sound economy.
One strong way of communication is making pictures.
An even stronger way is telling stories.
I have therefor drawn 5 different SOFUSes, one for each of the 5 keywords mentioned above
and I have written a story about SOFUS
in order to communicate
Fiberline Composite's values to cooperators.
See The story about SOFUS.
and in Danish
Historien om SOFUS.
 
 
STORY number 25. - The boring facts about money
The 10 online art exhibitions
supply
artworks at a price of
more than...........a lot of money.
The important thing is however - how much can I sell?
 
 
 
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