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Mission Statement.

Originally posted by jespersa at Mission Statement.
The quest for authenticity by removing the mask of cleverness,
recalling an earlier, less complex time, the visual artist has returned
to become a contemporary, distilled and layered signifier of what
makes an ‘authentic man’.
Admitting where I am, the truth is, I’m doing, in a daily way,
what I feel I am meant to do in life; those things which, with their
very doing, release inside of me a fountain with " Overflow " energy
into which I can pour hours as if they were moments. I’m consistently
doing those things that bring out the best in me.

Such passions are different for all of us, and I hope you know
what yours are. For me, they are evangelism, writing and making
visual art. They’re the same topics for which I created this Live
Journal, ten years ago, as a amateur; [ amare, Latin, to love ]
who takes risks on paper/canvas, far from being second to the
professional I am at the forefront of experimentation. Allowing
myself censored and uncensored expression. Engaging the
mind, will and emotion. Meeting of conscious [ censored ]
and unconscious [ uncensored ] spiritual and material, public
and private. Don't tell anyone ! ... ;-]
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Oil painter pallet-speak. ©

Originally posted by jespersa at Oil painter pallet-speak. ©
" Be provocative. Absurdity is underrated." If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope.

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;
" ART SPECTRUM. "
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;
Medium used; 'Archival Oils' Lean Odourless medium.
;Titanium White oil paint.

Please also take a look at my other blogs:

http://mountcompass.livejournal.com

http://www.artwanted.com/jesperandersen

http://doormanattheoverflow.blogspot.com.au

http://visual-artistblogspotcom.blogspot.com

http://strongvisualart.blogspot.com


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CURRICULUM VITAE [ Resume ]

JESPER S. ANDERSEN
Born: Copenhagen, Danmark

CONTACT DETAILS
P.O. Box - McLaren Vale,
S.A. 5171, Australia.
Email : jespersa@gmail.com

STUDIES
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 @ Terowie & Tailem Bend SA.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
2010 - SALA Festival @ Mount Compass, SA
2002 - SALA Festival, Red Dot Gallery, Ingleburne, McLaren Vale, SA
2002 - Adelaide Fringe, The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, SA
1999 - John Dunn Gallery, Bridgewater, SA
1999 - Red House Gallery, Sturt, SA
1979 - Adelaide Fine Art and Graphics, SA

PUBLICATIONS:
Artist is listed in the following Australian standard biographical reference:
1990 - Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Page 10.

ARTICLES:
1999 - Adelaide Hills Weekender, June '99, by Joel Weatherald.
1999 - “ Copyright conundrum puts artist out of the picture “- 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:

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1970-1971 The Orient Hotel, George Street North, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia.
1971 - Julian Ashton gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
1971 - The Newcastle Hotel, Sydney, N.S.W.
1979, 1982, 1985 CAS Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
1992 - Chapel Hill Winery and Gallery, McLaren Vale S.A.
1992 - The Old Clarendon Gallery, S.A.
1996 - The Noarlunga Community Art Centre, S.A.
1997 - Chambers Gallery, City of Marion, S.A.
1997 - Pirramimma Winery, McLaren Vale,S.A.
1998 - The Barn, McLaren Vale, S.A.
1998 - The Noarlunga Community Art Centre, S.A.
1998 - Richard Hamilton Winery, Willunga, S.A.
1998 - McLaren Vale Visitors Centre, McLaren Vale,S.A.
1998-1999 - Broken Hill City Art Gallery, N.S.W.
2000 - Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, S.A.
2004 - Det Runde Hus, Holsteinsgade 41, Odder, Jylland, Danmark
2006 - My Happiness Exhibition, Tin Cat Café, Kent Town, S.A.
2006 - The Bobonaro Project, Tin Cat Café, Kent Town, S.A. Ref. Dr Bruno Giorgio, MB  BS  MRCOG  FRANZCOG.
2016 - A Small World - I nternational Art Show for Cancer Research, Magpie Springs, 1870 Brookman Road, Hope Forest, SA

1971 - 1972 PRIZES Won: Jesper attended the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney where he won the Noni Guthrie prize for free expression in 1971 and shared 1st prize in 1972 in the Phillip Musket Prize for landscape.

1998 - 10th of May, Mothers Day, Featured on a long running television program titled: " POSTCARDS " Channel 9, TV.

I can’t help but get excited when I’m thrust into Danish and English languages with respective dictionaries. Because it’s in those moments I’m forced to take this new set of tools ( Raw, primeval, limited, and unpolished) and clunk them together to communicate.

The truth is, I’m doing, in a daily way, what I feel I am meant to do in life; those things which, with their very doing, release inside of me a fountain of energy into which I can pour hours as if they were moments. I’m consistently doing those things that bring out the best in me. For me, they are evangelism, writing, visual art, all incompassed within the milieu of missionary vocation. They’re the same topics for which I created this Live Journal, ten years ago, as a amateur; [ amare, Latin, to love ] who takes risks on cardboard & canvas, far from being second to the professional I am at the forefront of experimentation.

Yashepheh as Ned Kelly.

Originally posted by jespersa at Yashepheh as Ned Kelly.


Title: Yashepheh as Ned Kelly.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil and collage on cardboard.
N.F.S.

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.
Arrival;
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
1696.
The first Danish ship to sail into Australian waters is believed to be the frigate, The Fredensborg Slot in 1718.
Settlement;
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.

Jesper:
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.

Solitude of the Ark.

Originally posted by jespersa at Solitude of the Ark.


Title: Catherine and Jessica.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on cardboard.
N.F.S. ©

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 cardboard.
N.F.S. ©

" ...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 cardboard.
N.F.S. ©

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.

Brave art.

Originally posted by jespersa at Brave art.
Originally posted by jespersa at Brave art.


Title: Braveart.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on carboard.
N.F.S. ©

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 cardboard.
N.F.S. ©

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.

Raw and redolent Nullarbor Nymph.

Originally posted by jespersa at Raw and redolent Nullarbor Nymph.


Title: Nullarbor Nymph humpy.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on cardboard.
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
Originally posted by jespersa at This oil painting is titled ' War and Peace '. ©


Title: " War and Peace ."
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: Oil on cardboard.
N.F.S. ©

'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.
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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 cardboard.
Donated to charity; IMOG initiative raising funds for the women & children of East Timor.
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Title: First water, fire tracks and vineyards.
{This painting has since been destroyed by fire}.
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.

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Title: Willunga Hillock.
Painter: Jesper Andersen. ©
Medium: Oil on cardboard.
Donated to charity.; IMOG initiative raising funds for the women & children of East Timor.
Ref. Dr Bruno Giorgio
MB  BS  MRCOG  FRANZCOG  Cheif Executive Officer IMOG
12/10/2006  " Tin Cat Cafe. SA.

Seaview road, McLaren Vale. ©

Originally posted by jespersa at Seaview road, McLaren Vale. ©


Title: Seaview road, McLaren Vale
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: oil on cardboard
N.F.S.
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.

Salvation Jane and Vineyard. ©

Originally posted by jespersa at Salvation Jane and Vineyard. ©


Title: Salvation Jane and Vineyard.
Painter: Jesper Andersen.
Medium: Oil on cardboard.
N.F.S.
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.

Baker Gulley - Kangarilla S.A. ©

Originally posted by jespersa at Baker Gulley - Kangarilla S.A. ©


Title: Baker Gulley - Kangarilla SA ©
Painter: Jesper Andersen
Medium: oil on card.
N.F.S.
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.


A. ©
N.F.S. - Not for sale.


B. " Art is a way—you might say a set of technologies—for
making images, preserving them in time, and also for showing
us things we aren’t normally aware of. ... “Don’t we need people
who can see things from different points of view?” ...
“Lots of artists, and all kinds of artists. They look at life from
another angle.” ... And yes, we do need it.- David Hockney "
MIT Technology Review. Computing. " The Mind's Eye."
Paintings on this LiveJournal is listed as not for sale - N.F.S.

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N.F.S. - Not for sale. ©