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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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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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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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Back in 2012 Tor Nielsen had the chance to experiment with oil painting. A mix of paper collage on canvas with oil paint. Each painting is 200x150cm.

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Using Ansel Adams zone system, Tor Nielsen tried his skills with the highly technical Large Format Photography.

TOR: “I was a beginner and each photo would take nearly 5 hours to light, compose and shoot”.

See here for a selection from his portrait and still life series

It was the rejection of his Phd. proposal on Consciousness, that gave Tor Nielsen the final push to decide to be an artist rather than working in academia. “Better to express aesthetically what we cannot understand scientifically,” Tor said.

TOR: “I find it comforting to know, that fundamental aspects of our Universe are still a mystery”.

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Second hand objects are loaded with meaning. They carry a story. The Voodoo Sculpture was a part of a larger project by Tor Nielsen on using second hand objects in both photography and sculptures.

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