Jørgen Dobloug

Jørgen Dobloug

1945 - 2018

Jørgen Dobloug born 1945, died 2018. Jørgen Dobloug is an important artist in the Norwegian context, an artist who traveled out of the country to escape what he calls a rigid art school system, in order to find his way.

Dobloug has previously had an active exhibition practice, both domestically and internationally.

In the early 1970s, the young, aspiring Jørgen Dobloug applied to the Statens Kunstakademi in Oslo, but was not accepted because he couldn't draw. Or rather, he couldn't draw realistically or anatomically correctly, which was still one of the admission requirements at the time. However, Dobloug did not let this deter him; he left Norway and enrolled at the art academy in Düsseldorf. In Joseph Beuys' class for monumental sculpture, the young artist began a seven-year-long study in the encounter between art and life—a journey that, according to Dobloug himself, still continues.

Why is Jørgen Dobloug interesting?

Dobloug's works range from strict geometric paintings, including grid patterns, to playful paintings executed with rough, almost expressive strokes. There is also a conceptual aspect to his artistic practice, although this is not the dominant element in his works.

Solo exhibitions

2014 “Punktum. Punktum. Komma, strek – å male er en lystig lek” part 2 Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Norge
2013 “Punktum. Punktum. Komma, strek – å male er en lystig lek” Galleri Star Norge
2007 kunstnerforbundet Kunstnerforbundet Norge
2003 “Lett retrospektiv” Vestfold Kunstnersenter Norge
2002 “Hodeløs” Galleri Christian Dam Norge
2002 “T12-K9” Galleri Christian Dam Norge
2001 Galleri Christian Dam Galleri Christian Dam Norge
2000 Kunstnerforbundet Kunstnerforbundet Norge
2000 Art Jonction 2000 Art Jonction 2000 Frankrike
1999 “Jørgen Dobloug – malerier” Galleri F15 Norge
1998 “LNM=30” Galleri Landsforeningen Norske Malere Norge
1989 “Ölbilder.” Kunstsalon Ruckes Tyskland
1988 Goethe-Institut | with Jan Kolata Goethe-Institut | with Jan Kolata Norge
1987 Galerie Kleinsimlinghaus Galerie Kleinsimlinghaus Tyskland
1986 Kunstnerforbundet Kunstnerforbundet Norge
1984 Galleri Glemminge Galleri Glemminge Sverige
1982 “Jørgen Dobloug – Tony Hill | Joint Exhibition” Art & Research Exchange Nord Irland
1981 Galerie vor Ort Galerie vor Ort Tyskland
1976 Kleine Nordstadt Galerie Kleine Nordstadt Galerie Tyskland

Group exhibitions

2013 “En kunstner som samler kunst” Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Norge
2011 “Blodig alvor. Norsk kunst på 80-tallet” Trondheim kunstmuseum Norge
2011 Juleutstillingen 2016” Kunstnerforbundet Norge
2010 “Portrett – menneskebilde som sjanger” Galleri Landsforeningen Norske Malere Norge
2008 “40/40. Landsforeningen Norske Malere – 40 år” Stenersenmuseet Norge
2006 “Natural born painters” Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall Norge
2006 “Øyenvitne – Christian Bjellands samling” Lillehammer Kunstmuseum Norge
2005 “Møter med Munch: Munch revisited” Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Norge
2003 Skrikets ekko Munchmuseet Norge
2001 Seljord Kunstforening Seljord Kunstforening Norge

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