As the son of an artist and an interior architect, I guess I was doomed to do some artsy-fartsy things in life.
I am currently doing a BA in Philosophy at King’s College London, and while I have no formal training in art, I’m self-taught (to some degree) in Photoshop, Illustrator and photography (preferably analogue).
I have been working with Digital Art and Photography since early 2010, and often change style back and forth – everything from abstract, digital illustrations to simple black and white photography.
In 2013 I was awarded first price and a stipend of £1500 in the University of Agder’s Faculty of Arts (Trafo) art competition (Link: http://www.trafo.no/news/detail/2565 – unfortunately in Norwegian) for my mixed media work «jonnis på Tuben»).
As a philosophy student, art is a form of escape for me – an escape from the hundreds of articles and books I constantly have to read. My art is usually made immediately after reading philosophical ideas and works, the consequence of which is a “wondering” type of art, where philosophical questions and ideas are – although not always directly involved – always in the back of the creator’s (mine) mind. My main motivation for this artsy escape, is to create something visually appealing and beautiful, in contrast with the visually unappealing articles and books I surround myself with. I escape from long philosophical articles, with art, to create beauty, but still carry with me questions and ideas from the texts. At the same time, I hope and intend, that viewers may also escape, for a moment, in my art – escape their daily life and experience something of beauty.
http://taudalpoi.wordpress.com/ (my blog where I often update)
http://www.trafo.no/members/profile/11850 (Norwegian art community for young artists)
http://society6.com/taudalpoi (buy art as t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, iphone cases, etc., etc.)
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jonas-heenhaeg.html (where I sell high-quality prints)