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Tina Jonsbu
updated: 02/26/2013
website: www.tinajonsbu.no
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (4 x 2A0)
Untitled (2A0)
Untitled (2A0), detail
Untitled, overwiev
Untitled (A4)
Untitled (A4)
Untitled (A4), detail.
Untitled (A5)
Untitled (A5)
Untitled (A5)
Untitled (A5)
Untitled (A6)
Untitled (Archival Box)
Untitled (from Archival Box)
Untitled (from Archival Box)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, diagrammatic, books, meditative, conceptual, obsessive, pattern, systems, site-specific, domestic
 
 
Untitled (4 x 2A0) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (4 x 2A0)
Beginning from the paper’s bottom edge angled lines are drawn. The angles divide and double in quantity on every third row. When there is no longer space for the angles to divide the system reverses
An ongoing project, 2009 -
66,2 " x  46,8 " 
Untitled (2A0)  by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (2A0)
Pencil on paper
An ongoing project, 2009 -
66,2 " x  46,8 " 
Untitled (2A0), detail by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (2A0), detail
Pencil on paper
An ongoing project, 2009 -
66,2 " x  46,8 " 
Untitled, overwiev by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled, overwiev
Pen on graph paper. In each square I make a dot. A3 -A4.
An ongoing project, 2009 -
Dimensions variable
Untitled (A4) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A4)
Pen on graph paper. In each square I make a dot.
2011
11,7 " x  8,3 " 
Untitled (A4) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A4)
Pen on graph paper. In each square I make a dot
2010
11,7" x  8,3" 
Untitled (A4), detail. by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A4), detail.
Pen on graph paper. In each square I make a dot.
2012
11,7 " x  8,3 " 
Untitled (A5) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A5)
Pencil on graph paper. Liberal dividing system.
2011
5,8 " x  8,3 " 
Untitled (A5) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A5)
Pencil on graph paper. Liberal dividing system.
2011
5,8 " x  8,3 " 
Untitled (A5) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A5)
Pencil on graph paper. Liberal dividing system.
2011
5,8" x  8,3" 
Untitled (A5) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A5)
Pencil on graph paper. Liberal dividing system.
2011
5,8" x  8,3" 
Untitled (A6) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (A6)
Pen and pencil on cardboard.
2010
5,8" x  4,1" 
Untitled (Archival Box) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (Archival Box)
Pen on paper (4” x 5,9”). I draw 50 x 50 points. Inbetween this frame I build different geometric forms. A neverending project – by now I have 401
An ongoing project, 2001 -
5,2 " x  6,7 "  x 16,1 " 
Untitled (from Archival Box) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (from Archival Box)
Pen on paper. I draw 50 x 50 points. Inbetween this frame I build different geometric forms. A neverending project – by now I have 401
An ongoing project, 2001 –
4 " x  5,9 " 
Untitled (from Archival Box) by Tina Jonsbu
Untitled (from Archival Box)
Pen on paper. I draw 50 x 50 points. Inbetween this frame I build different geometric forms. A neverending project – by now I have 401
An ongoing project, 2001 –
4 " x  5,9 " 

Artist Statement

I work with drawing as a means of recording time and systems through the registering and accentuation of various acts and phenomena that are rarely given attention.

In advance, I create a framework and a set of rules that I allow to determine the drawing. However, the execution of the drawings are not machine-like but follow my rhythm and concentration and which can overtime result in small irregularities that breed into unplanned variations that are so important for the final expression of the piece.

The monotonous and repetitive nature of the drawing´s execution provides a refuge for thought, not as much in a meditative meaning but in a more concentrated and open manner. This then evolves the often tedious execution of the work into something meaningful and of worth, and I want the drawings to reflect this. I strive for a result that is not solely rooted in conception, but that also possesses a dry and sober aesthetic. 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Born in Norway, 1968

Lives and works in Oslo

Member of Norwegian Visual Artists Association, UKS (The Young Artist Society) and The Drawing Center, NO

 

Education

1991-97   BA/MA, Bergen National Academy of the Arts            

1990-91   Akershus University College, Product Design           

1989-90   Art history, The University of Bergen                       

 

Solo shows

2009   Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

2008   Porsgrunn Art Society, NO

2005   The Drawing Center, Oslo

2003   Rogaland Contemporary Art Center, NO

2001   Østfold Contemporary Art Center, NO

2000   Vestfold Contemporary Art Center, NO

1997   Projectroom, FORMAT, Bergen

 

Selected group shows

2013   Spring Exhibition 2013, Kunsthal Charlottenberg, Cph, DK

2012   Neverending Story, NO.SPHERE Arts, NYC

2011   Tidsrom, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, NO

2010   Paperfile, Edvard Munchs House, Warnemünde, DE

2010   Kunst1.no, Bærum , NO

2009   Kunstnerboken, The Drawing Center, Oslo

2006   Trøndelag Contemporary Art Center, NO

2004   Nordnorsk Contemporary Art Center, NO

2003   SOMEWHERE ELSE, Palasso Pesaro Papafava, Venice

2002   DRAWING BIENNIAL 2002, Galleri F15, NO

2001   The Annual Art Exhibition 2001, Oslo

2001   Hordaland Contemporary Art Center, Bergen

2001   TIME, Domkirkeodden, NO

2000   The Annual Art Exhibition 2000, Bergen

2000   TENDENCIES, Galleri F15, NO

1998 BIENNALE SYD 1998, Sørlandet Contemporary Art  Museum, NO

 

Public Art

2010   Statens havarikommisjon for transport, Kjeller

2009   Police Academy, Kongsvinger

2007   Norwegian Embassy Residence, DK

2007  ’Chewing Gum Markings’, GENERATOR,

   by TrøndelagContemporary Art Center/Trondheim

   Municipality

             

Other

2009   Contrib. to FUKT- magazine for contemporary             drawing, Issue No 7 1/2 – 2009

2006   Contrib. to VOKABELKRIEGER, Book Art magazine,DE.

2006   Contrib. to MANUAL, Art Book, Oslo

 

Grants

2010   Government guaranteed income

2009   Project support, Arts Council Norway

2009    BKH, Grant for Professional Artists

2008, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 Norwegian Visual Artist`s Foundation

2007, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1997 Arts Council Norway, Exhibition Grant

2004-07, 2001-02, 1998   Norwegian State, Working grant

2003   Norwegian State, Travel grant