My work primarily focuses on landscape paintings in the Regionalist tradition. Influences include painters of the American Ashcan School, and the Canadian Group of Seven. Often in these industrial environments I try to evoke an emergent sense of place.
Earlier paintings were of specific places in and around the old industrial harbour of Toronto where my father worked for the Port Authority. While my subjects have broadened to include other post-industrial areas my intension is still to stem the fading from memory of such overlooked places and are as much psychological landscapes as specific representations.
Jorgen Lauritzen has travelled to paint and study in Algonquin Park, Gotland Sweden, Jutland Denmark, Tuscany and Rome. In addition to private collections, his works are included in collections such as the Toronto Marine Museum, Kunst Museum in Visby Gotland Sweden, The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Molson Brewery Toronto, and Hatch Ltd.
EXHIBITIONS: Gotland Kunstmuseum (1998) solo show, Painted City (2004) solo show, Group Shows:
'Canadiana' Project Gallery (2012), Sheridan College Faculty Exhibition 2013, 2016, Group Show: Focus Gallery (2016), Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (2010 to 2022)
He has also had a successful career as a Digital Artist working with clients such as Ford Motor Company, Sapporo Beer, Capital One. Documentary and TV work includes: BBC, Channel Four, PBS ... TV clients Rita MacNeil Christmas Special and movies like Magic Flute Diaries, and Anne of Green Gables.
Lauritzen is a long-time instructor at Sheridan College where he teaches Art Fundamentals, Visual and Creative Arts, and Illustration.
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