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Born in in Graz, Austria. But just as society, and individuals themselves, are constantly changing over time, the same is true of art as well. But in addition to a lack of understanding on jorri side of the public, I think that the fear of not understanding it is an even stronger factor.

In the same year he takes part in the Forum Stadtpark in Graz. In parallel to his artistic practices, he starts his career as color consultant with a project for the Caffetteria dello Studente in Grazin collaboration with Arch.

Jorrit Tornquist – Wikipedia

In he stages his first one-man show at the Vismara Gallery in Milan. Operating within the belief that color is an electromagnetic frequency that combines with the background noise of a place and, as such, is captured by our senses and interferes with our mood, he has combined technology with sensitivity, developing a theory of color of his own, in which the structural-chromatic value combines with the sensitive-affective value.


In addition to tempera and oil colours, he uses papers, cushions, and rubbed or raised canvas forming three-dimensional geometric figures that produce light. Inhe collaborated to Turin General Town-planning Scheme. Reports and Interviews From: Tornquist did not only paint pictures. November 20, Auction Closed.

This is without any doubt an essential factor. What is art today?

Throughout his artistic career, Tornquist has developed his own unique theory on the effects of color on korrit perception and emotion, combining the so-called structural-chromatic value with the sensitive-affective value of various hues in his work. Originally he is Austrian and since he has obtained Italian citizenship. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.

Initially Tornquist studied biology.

Jorrit Tornquist

This stems from a superficial knowledge of art history—knowing the past certainly provides you with excellent tools to understand the present—and jogrit the objective difficulty of deciphering the present, which is already complicated in other aspects of life that the public might be more familiar with than art.

Portraits of Critics by Artists table of contents. Certainly we often tend to analyze specific issues concerning art and its production not only because we have reached a very high and refined level of research from the artistic side and analysis from the critical side, but also because of the amount of information we receive from this world, jorriit today has become extremely wide and varied.


October 23, Auction Closed. Languages Italiano Edit links.

Jorrit Tornquist The Intersection of Color and Thought

Inhe realised the chromatic plan for the thermostat of Brescia Municipal Services Board. Sincehe has also become an Italian citizen.

Op He succeeded in assimilating the matter of colours with the ideal phenomenon of light, thanks to very helpful materials.

December 19, Auction Closed. In my opinion, art cannot be defined univocally: Since he has focused on an in-depth study of color principles and color effects, and contemporarily launched his artistic career.

He has interest in the political and artistic movements that promote social transformation; he is a pacifist and refuses to carry out military service. Biography Jorrit Tornquist is an Austrian abstract artist. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. The non-industrial buildings final aspect is an iridescent aluminium skin, obtained through stratification, perfectly integrated with tornquisst surrounding landscape.