Thomas Akhøj Ibsen

Kunstner, kunstklinker & Cand.Mag. i filosofi og kulturformidling

The End! One great painting done!

I will showcase some of the progression in painting this big ass painting. It´s oil on canvas. And yes, it is a bit Guernica inspired:-). But with modern animalistic tanks… The scale is H: 149 W: 215.   This paintings current title is “We are Animals”, but is might change. The working title was “The Wars for Peace”. If you have […]

The Orwellian art-speak.

    “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.” – George Orwell. I was recently a guest at the fancy Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris. It´s a truly amazing museum. A […]

What is art? Objectively!

What is art? The art establishment has an all-inclusive answer: anything is art if a reputed artist or museum expert says it is (the institutional concept of art – invented by George Dickies). Yes, but is it art? Today I will boldly go, where thousands have gone before me! I will cross this minefield in pursuit of an answer to […]

What´s art really meant to do?

There is widespread agreement that art is very important. But why? That’s a somewhat troublesome question. Let’s boil it down to three core types of ideology. I like to build classification systems that brutally simplifies the strangeness and multitude of views on art. It’s gonna be a little simplistic, so eat a grain of salt:-) So what is art really […]

Into the Archive – Old Sculptures from bygone Youth

  The game is afoot. I made a promise in my last post and I always keep my promises (and debt). Here are some old and some new steampunked sculptures. The picture quality is way better, because I have a photo-tent and semi-pro lighting now. Aha…Look isn’t it marvelous:-)   [su_carousel source=”media: 3695,3690,3689,3688,3692″ limit=”10″ link=”image” target=”blank” width=”800″ height=”800″ items=”1″ speed=”400″][su_carousel source=”media: 3644,3645,3646,3647,3648,3649,3650,3651″ limit=”37″ […]