FROM INK TO OIL: Tor Nielsens ambition of transferring ideas from drawing into painting continues with another successful experiment. In this painting Tor revisits favourite topics from his time studying Philosophy.

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Tor the Philosopher. Tor the Artist. Tor the Dude.

In this Interview by his personal friend Laura, we learn more about Tors outsider background. And why is he such a great fan of Techno?

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Tradition meets abstraction. Perspective meets 2d flatness. History meets the present. Renaissance and Modernity. Tor Nielsen uncovered this powerfully expressive idea during recent doodling. More to come!

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FROM INK TO OIL: Tor Nielsen taking the first steps towards transferring his drawing skills into oil painting. This first painting is about human history.

TOR: “When I painted this I felt a connection to my ancestors”.

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New drawings – new ideas. Tor Nielsen have been drawing with ink on paper since he was a child. There is no other media that makes the ideas flow more freely from the mind.

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Tor Nielsen expressing a more soft emotion and showing talent for calculated and planned compositions. TOR: “I am really proud of this one. Imagine if I one day can execute such a work but in oil paint. That would really be something!”.

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As a child Tor Nielsen was obsessed with cartoons. Especially the Danish Comic Book genius, Claus Deleuran, was a big influence. He inspired Tor to start drawing comics on his own. 

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Tor Nielsen recently had the opportunity to try his imagination with a 3D printer. The result was a witty combination of repeating and varying geometrical shapes.

Tor: “Just imagine that you are a tiny little person and this sculpture is your weird micro house”. 

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Distortion of size makes for a great invitation to the many details of Tor Nielsens ink drawings. Here is a example of blowing a small drawing up to ultra large scale.

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