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Raw and redolent Nullarbor Nymph. [May. 11th, 2009|01:38 pm]

Title: Nullarbor Nymph humpy.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.
P.O.A., N.F.S.

The myth of the Nullarbor Nymph was born in December of 1971, and has become outback folklore. A young woman was photographed, wearing some strategically placed animal skins, running along the Nullarbor Plain. The female beauty lived in the desert with the kangaroos. National and world wide media organisations flocked to the tiny town of Eucla just over the Western Australian border. Eucla is so small that if you blink on your way through, you’d miss it. A motel, a petrol bowsers, one phone box, and the population of eight. There where even suggestions that she might be an itinerant Adelaidian who had disappeared from the motel the year before, leaving all her belongings behind. Out there, in the middle of nowhere, it seemed possible, even likely. The locals were taking tourists out into the scrub and surrounding bushland, showing them imprints of a woman's feet in the sand, and a place where it was believed the Nullarbor Nymph had her humpy.
In other words, the patterns are directly perceived as somehow meaningful and thereby offer themselves as salient motifs for use in rituals.

Jesper Andersen is listed in the following standard biographical references:
Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 10
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Brave art. [Dec. 18th, 2008|08:29 am]

Title: Braveart.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.
N.F.S. ... Not For Sale.

I was browsing an art magazine - Fine Art of Today's West. When I saw an advertisement for an exhibition at “ Red Cloud Indian School “ by the American Sioux Lakota artist, Braveheart. After contacting him via E-mail, I painted the above autobiographical oil painting titled " Braveart " as a homage to Braveheart.
The motif in the painting shows a “ blue hand, blue meaning heavenly origin; the Lord from heaven, a white finger print; white meaning light, righteousness, purity, and three Sioux Indian words, floating on oval cells, suggesting movement of the Internet and different tribes of post-modern people meeting one another in cyber space. I understand the two Sioux words , " Lakota and Ohitika ". Lakota; meaning friend, and Ohitika; meaning brave.

Title: Forbidden landscape telling.
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on high quality art paper

My art consists of works produced by myself, who for various reasons I have not been culturally indoctrinated or socially conditioned. They are all kinds of art works on the fringes of society. I am working outside fine art "system" (schools, galleries, museums). These pictures have been produced, from the depths of my own personalty and for myself, and exhibited only on this Internet blog site. Works of outstanding originality in concept, subject and techniques, creativity is untidy and unnerving. They are works which owe nothing to tradition or fashion. They form a truly singular reality of their own.
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Willunga Hills. © [Oct. 13th, 2008|12:23 pm]

Title: Willunga Hills.
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on paper.

Painting and creating is not a musty old-fashioned activity, it's alive. To express yourself well in this age get to know your substance and how it can hold meaning. Science and technology has given us reason and explanations but still art holds unanswered and unnameable experiences.
"Visual art is a great thing. It draws the attention of people. That's what people's work does. It preaches for them after they're gone. Yes... it certainly does." – Howard Finster
If we consider the several components manifested in this work of art, foremost is the painter myself. There is also my particular social and cultural environment. But equally the act of creating in the use of my intuitive faculties, non-essential elements where distilled or eliminated. To appreciate fully this auspicious work of art, one must use the same sense of intuition as I used, together with your conscious knowledge of my other works of art on this "livejournal," and other bloggs in order to judge, the quality of my abstract realism.
This painting was painted from memory. I am expressing myself in a cursive, gutsy way, but not overtly 'thick,' but full of Spiritual presence.
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Solitude of the Ark. © [Sep. 15th, 2008|04:25 pm]

Title: Catherine and Jessica.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.

In fiction, when one person reads the mind of another, it is often described as being able to hear this internal monologue as if it were said out loud.
Internal monologue, also known as inner voice, internal speech, or stream of consciousness is thinking in words. It also refers to the semi-constant internal monologue one has with oneself at a conscious or semi-conscious level.

Title: I am in the River.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: oil on paper.
" ...I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees."

Title: Solitude [ Terroir ] of the Ark
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.
Solitude as in " terroir " can be very loosely translated as "a sense of place," which is embodied in certain characteristic qualities, the sum of the effects that the local environment has had on the production of the art. At its core is the assumption that the land from which the art is inspired, imparts a unique quality that is specific. The amount of influence and the scope that falls under the description of terroir has been a controversial topic in visual art.
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Catherine and the Ark. [Aug. 31st, 2008|05:30 pm]

Title: Catherine and the Ark.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper
You can almost smell the brooding odours of existential angst.
And their metaphors are as ham-fisted as the application of pigment.
Is my brand so strong that you can't resist looking - even at works on
which you know no love will be lost? Testing the parameters of
expectation and taste.
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Winter landscape blanket © [Jul. 9th, 2008|05:32 pm]

Title: Winter landscape blanket.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.
P.O.A. - [ Price On Application ]

The several components manifested in " Winter landscape blanket” there is also the particular social and cultural environment, the influence of my sayings sink down into your ears, fused by the intuitive processes. I used a quantity of Titanium White paint, painted spontaneous, rough handling of patched white oil paint, suggesting direct observation, over a dark green older landscape underneath, [this is called - Pentimento]. To create spatial ambiguity shape, against the space while portraying the irregularities in nature. You can almost smell the brooding odors of existential angst. And their metaphors are as ham-fisted as the application of pigment & hues.
Is my brand so strong that you can't resist looking - even at works on
which you know no love will be lost? Testing the parameters of
expectation and taste. Its both a post-modern landscape, prophetic and a tablet, a flat slab. Space is a presence not just interplay, of distance in pictorial space.
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Louds hill road autumn. © [Mar. 10th, 2008|01:15 pm]

Title: Louds Hill road autumn.
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on paper.

Protective powers of the colour red against evil influence were common belief. Objects, animals and trees were covered in red paint, warriors painted their axes and spear-catapults red to endow the weapons with magic powers. Some of the Australian aborigines abide by this custom up to the present times. Neolithic hunters and Germanic warriors used to paint their weapons and even themselves in blood of slain animals. Roman gladiators drank blood of their dying adversaries to take over their strength. In other cultures, the newly born were bathed in blood of particularly strong and good looking animals. Wearing a red ruby was supposed to bring about invincibility. Red bed-clothes were customary in Germany up to the Middle Ages as protection against the "red illnesses", such as fever, rashes or even miscarriages (famous example is the painting Arnolfini Wedding by Jan Van Eyck, dated 1434). Your Bible has a crimson core. It begins with God Himself, shedding the blood of the first sacrificial lamb to cover Adam's sin, and ends with a multi-national chorus singing, "You . . . have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of ,every. . . nation" (Rev.5:9). The blood will always offend those with sins to hide, a rebellious will to protect, or a Gospel that offers salvation through good works or social evolution. The blood not only saves the repentant, it condemns the defiant, for "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without the shedding of blood there is no remission."
"Since Scripture imparts salvation, effective evangelism depends on the faithful proclamation of the Word. God will prepare the soil and bring forth the fruit. We must be faithful to plant the seed." - John MacArthur
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Yashepheh as Ned Kelly. [Nov. 10th, 2007|04:54 pm]

Title: Yashepheh as Ned Kelly.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil and collage on paper.
N.F.S. [ P.O.A. ]

Ned Kelly, - An Australian bush ranger and social bandit.
Yâshephêh is Hebrew for jasper, the name Jesper being a Danish spelling of jasper,another words Yâshephêh as Ned Kelly is the artist seeing himself as Ned Kelly in this painting . The red under paint give the painting depth. With red underlying large areas of the two dimensional painted surface, like a lifeblood. Complemented by the geometry of the painting.

'The present post-modern era is vastly removed from times when God was commonly at the core of human thinking about life, made manifest through architecture, art, music, and literature, and seriously considered in philosophical thought. But a fundamental change has occurred. So much of society, impressed with its achievement, has gradually crowded God out of a central place in thought and values. Still, the reality is that human nature hungers for God, and thereby many people cultivate private pursuits for Him on their own terms, inevitably becoming confused about spiritual reality.' - " New Spirit Filled Life Bible NKJVersion " 2002 Thomas Nelson, Inc. page...1884 " Personal Evangelism by Brent Price."

The Danish Community in Australia.
Some of the earliest accounts of Danish contact with Australia date from the mid-1600s when Peter Petersen, First Mate on Abel Tasman vessel the Zeehan , set foot in Van Diemens Land, modern-day Tasmania .
Another early visitor was Johannes Bremer , second –in-command on the
Geelvinck , which arrived in West Australia to explore the Swan River in
The first Danish ship to sail into Australian waters is believed to be the frigate, The Fredensborg Slot in 1718.
The disbanding of the Danish army in Schleswig - Holstein after the war in 1849/51 led to a comparatively large emigration of young Danes to the
Victorian gold fields. They settled in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat.
The last decades of the nineteenth century saw significant growth in the
Danish population in Australia.

The mineral jasper is derived from this name.
Jasper is a male's given name. The name means "spotted or speckled stone" and is derived from Greek iaspis, (feminine noun) It is a variation of the Persian Kaspar. According to the Biblical tradition Casper ( from the Persian "Gaspar" meaning 'treasurer or treasure bringer' ) is the name of one of the “ Three Kings “, who presented Christ gifts. Casper gave frankincense. The name Gaspar or Caspar, along with the names of the other two legendary magi, appeared for the first time in two medieval Latin texts and dates from the 9th century AD. The spell containing the name of Jaspar is a French and English transcription of the Latin word Caspar. Its Biblical reference led to its adoption as an English name in the 17th Century. There are numerous modern variations such as Γάσπαρ or Κάσπαρ (Greek), Gaspare (Italian), Kaspar (German), Jasper or Casper (English), Jesper (Scandinavian languages), Kacper (Polish), Gáspár (Hungarian), Kasparov (Russian) etc.
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This oil painting is titled ' War and Peace '. © [Aug. 7th, 2007|12:45 am]

Title: " War and Peace ."
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on paper.

'War and Peace' is a homage to the youthful woman, a beautiful muse.It deals with the ravages and battle for peace in the body. Behind the central green female figure in the middle of the landscape, is the oil painter in red, laying down. This painting express a sense of climatic character, and stinging precision, with the splurge of paint and design. Which have meaning beyond simple description. All curves on the road to War and Peace, have different twists and turns, so curves on our bodies work the same way. There are some curves that have more hills, and some curves have more dents.

This was the first oil painting on the subject of the female form in the landscape series.

Title: The Gap.
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on paper.
Donated to charity; IMOG initiative raising funds for the women & children of East Timor. See

Title: First water, fire tracks and vineyards. {Has since been destroyed}.
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 167 x 122cm
Date: 10/07/2002.
This painting is a primitive style, composite rendition of a vineyard. The painting developed out of the lower half of another oil on canvas landscape titled; " First water,fire tracks and vineyards." See below.
The original painting shown here in the photograph below;
' First water, fire tracks and vineyards 'has since been destroyed.


Title: Willunga Hillock.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.
Donated to charity.; IMOG initiative raising funds for the women & children of East Timor. See
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Artist & Son. [May. 10th, 2007|02:30 pm]
Jesper Andersen, Writer & Visual Artist, and sculptor. About the Author Jesper Andersen is an Danish/Aussie writer based in - South Australia. With an obsession for the cool and quirky side of life. Some of his main passions include Christianity, art, travel, and critic/sarcasm. And his son Barnaby Andersun - Chief Eco Optimist 2011 to present [ Photo New Years day 2014,] he is also among other things a " Brand " - Consultant, Speaker 2011 to present, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant.

Dare I say it again, just in case you didn't get the first time, Barnaby whom now resides in Manhatten, New York. Is among other things [a] self confessed, [ but that, has not been independently verified,] he is a - Enthusiastic design thinker, creative entrepreneur, brand strategist, writer, speaker, improver, amateur actor. Now's the time we design a world we'd all love to live in, not to put a too fine point on it, not to mention it, Barnaby Andersun is also a modern day Vagabond, [ Hobo ] Barnaby prefer to call him self a Digital Nomad [ Digital Hobo or Digital vagabond,] I am his Bi[o] Dad, and I declare this in love. Blessings in Him, Cheers, ... with love in the Name of our great Redeemer, Jesus. - Jesper Andersen.
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Red tape for divorce. © [Apr. 5th, 2007|06:09 pm]
Art is to behold, not to be prescribed.

Title: " Red tape for divorce " ©
Painter: Jesper S. Andersen
Medium: Oil on paper.

I have painted since I first found my artist's father's oil paint box and palette as a toddler, and rubbing the oil paint into the floor covering carpet with my hands.
Now I prepare the unpainted surface, to be painted on, with a coat of red primer, as if to protect it from the weather. It's applied in a oeuvre like manner, and then my painting process can begin. Overall my painted oeuvre is not large.
The origins of the - " Red tape," was first noted in historical records in the 16th century, when Henry VIII besieged Pope Clement VII with around eighty or so petitions with red wax seals, for the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. A photo of the petitions from Cardinal Wolsey and others, now stored in the Vatican archives, can be seen on page 106 of "Saints and Sinners, a History of The Popes", by Eamon Duffy (published by Yale University Press in 1997). The pile of documents can be viewed in all their glory, rolled and stacked in original condition, each one sealed and bound with the obligatory red tape, as was the custom. Traditionally, official Vatican documents were also bound in red cloth tape.This interpretation would explain the term red tape. - Shalom
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Oil painter pallet-speak. © [Jul. 13th, 2006|06:33 am]

Title: Door in the corridor.
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Date: 10 - 06 - 1973
Medium: Oil on canvas board.
N.F.S.- { Not for Sale.}
This interior scene depict an intimate and personal world in subdued colours, lending a spiritual quality to this small oil paintings, the subjects location being 49 Lower Fort Street, The Rocks, Sydney, N.S.W. as it was in 1973.

" Oil painter pallet-speak."
The social and spiritual agenda of my oil painting, search for a distinct style. Revelation, and the using of a limited repertoire of recurring motif or subject matter, often lead me to use my intuition with my minimal reductionist style of vibrant colour and geometric shapes which require a high degree of effort to fill in the details. I particularly like Yellow, Crimson and Phthalo Greens. The painting which is at times primitive, I consider myself a painter who is examining the lay of the landscape and flatness of the picture surface. Overall my painted oeuvre is not large.

The Brand of oil paint that I use;
The main colours that I employ on my pallet.
1. Spectrum Yellow
2. Golden Yellow
3. Phthalo Blue
4. Ultramarine Blue
5. Spectrum Red Deep
6. Permanent Crimson
7. Phthalo Green
8. Titanium White
Medium used: 'Archival Oils' Lean Odourless medium.

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Born: Copenhagen, Denmark

P.O. Box - McLaren Vale,
S.A. 5171, Australia.
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Currently Autodidactic
1973 Desiderius Orban, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
1973 Graham Inson, Sydney, NSW
1970-1972 Julian Ashton Art School, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
1967-1968 Murray Walker & Robert Grieve at Graham’s Castle,
Adelaide Uni. Summer School, Goolwa, SA
1964-1966 Self taught.

2010 SALA Festival @ Mount Compass, SA

1971 The Newcastle Hotel, George Street, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia
1970-1971 The Orient Hotel, George Street North, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia

This artist is listed in the following Australian standard biographical reference:

Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 10.

Adelaide Hills Weekender, June 1999, by Joel Weatherald. “ Copyright conundrum puts artist out of the picture “ by Michael Reid The Australian newspaper, December 13th 1999, page 18.

I have also had my paintings exhibited in 43 selected group shows since between 1970 to 2010, below are an edited, and incomplete list of places and galleries were I have shown my art work:

Julian Ashton gallery, Sydney, NSW. 1971.
The Newcastle Hotel, Sydney, NSW. 1971.
CAS Gallery, Adelaide, SA. 1979, 1982, 1985.
Chapel Hill Winery and Gallery, McLaren Vale SA, 1992.
The Old Clarendon Gallery, SA, 1992.
The Noarlunga Community Art Centre, SA, 1996.
Chambers Gallery, City of Marion, SA, 1997.
Pirramimma Winery, McLaren Vale,SA 1997.
The Barn, McLaren Vale, SA 1998.
The Noarlunga Community Art Centre, SA, 1998.
Richard Hamilton Winery, Willunga, SA 1998.
McLaren Vale Visitors Centre, McLaren Vale,SA, 1998.
Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW, 1998-1999.

PRIZES: Jesper attended the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney where he won the Phillip Musket landscape prize.

I have also featured once only, on a long running television program. My surname was miss spelt as " Anderson " in this television production.
titled: " POSTCARDS " Channel 9, TV, Mothers Day 10TH May 1998.
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Baker Gulley - Kangarilla SA © [Jul. 12th, 2006|08:32 pm]

Title: Baker Gulley - Kangarilla SA ©
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: oil on paper.
This landscape interspersed with natures peaceful elements such as rolling hills, valleys into flat upland areas and sun baked trees.
The subject is located in the McLaren Vale wine growing region, the undulating hills and gully's of this landscape shows there’s introspection loneliness and longing for rain. A melancholic, austere rugged 'Baker Gully.' Its red brown soils on a late summer afternoon, near the settlement of Kangarilla on the upper Fleurieu Peninsula, in South Australia.

N.F.S. - Not for sale.


N.F.S. - Not for sale.
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Salvation Jane and Vineyard. © [Jun. 18th, 2006|05:12 am]

Title: Salvation Jane and Vineyard.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on paper.
This post-modern oil painting shows vineyards in the Fleurieu Peninsula wine growing region. Its an intuitive representation of colour and form that I perceive,and have reduced the pictorial space to a two-dimensional plane, eliminating illusion and representing objects as geometric shapes.
It has shallow red brown ironstone soils with limestone, surrounded by white flowered Almond blossom flora, with a suggestion of mega fauna in the Salvation Jane vineyards.The painting is a self-sufficient entity independent of the external world of Willunga. Which lies south of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.
Shalom Aleichem ! - Peace be unto you.
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Seaview road, McLaren Vale. © [Jun. 17th, 2006|09:12 am]

Title: Seaview road, McLaren Vale
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: oil on paper
Seen from a high vantage point, this approachable landscape embodies a pioneering spirit with our impact on the natural environment, as roads cut into the landscape, and with it's frontal aspect of the Seaview sub region. An enthusiasm for lemon citrus colour, adding a tangy note to this animated subject, with a hint of vineyard. This painting is as fiercely original as the beautiful country of the Fleurieu Peninsula is remote.
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