A Talk with Tronje

A Talk with Tronje

Who is your favourite artist and why ?

It is constantly changing but at the moment I am really interested in Rudolf Stingel.

If you could live in any century from history, when would it be ?

I would like to experience LSD in the hippie time.

What are your top 3 places/locations on this planet ?

1. My mind during painting

2. At home

3. At work

Tronje Thole Van Ellen

If you could succeed in any other industry without any sacrifices, which would it be?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but I think it’s just interesting because of the sacrifices. The development of my skills and my mind, plus getting 1% better every session. In general – sacrifices are as important as the success itself. “You won’t enjoy spring, if it’s summer all the time.“

If you could be one color, what would you be?

White. The sunlight is white and contains all colours – being white-light means being all colours.

What is one thing you can’t live without?

Water, Air.

You either win a lottery for million dollars or live 10 years longer than supposed, what would you choose?

Winning the lottery. I don’t care about living long, I care about living the moment. Living in ideas/memories about tomorrow or yesterday is not healthy.

What’s your shower-to-sing song?

I don’t sing in the shower, but I train my signature with my fingers on the glass.

If you were a character from a movie, TV show or a book, who would you be, and why?

I want to create my own universe, hopefully people want to be me in the future.

My best friend answered that question for me, he said a mix between:

1. Edward Norton, Fight Club. Having depressive thoughts about the tristesse of life.

2. Alex Dilarge, A Clockwork Orange. Aggression, craziness and a glens of autism.

3. Ian McGregor, Trainspotting. Self-destruction but without drugs.

4. Neo, Matrix. Because I fall in love with a woman I really am, and I really mean it. I will forget about saving the world then.

Who did you want to become when you grow up as a child?

Vegeta, the anti-hero from Dragon-Ball Z.

What’s your hidden talent?

I’m good with kids.

Favourite clothing brands?

Vetements and Helmut Lang.

If you could only eat one type of food till the rest of your life, what would it be?

Taboulé with lemon.

If you could bring one extinct animal back to life, which one would you choose?

Adolf Hitler, to slap him in the face..

If any reality from any book would be our reality, which book would you choose?

The books I read are mostly about real problems, e.g. thoughts of the author about economy and social problems, or intellectuals reading their thoughts into art. The books I read are my reality I’m afraid.

How do you usually spend your weekends?

I don’t think in weekends. Life is what it is and I am fine to live it.

What is your favourite band or music artist?

The Doors with the lead singer Jim Morrisson, the complexity of music, his lyrics and him dedicating his life to art is always inspiring me.

Which house do you belong in Harry Potter world?

Slytherin – because they’re sexy.

If your sibling would describe you with 3 words, what would they be?

Naging, Funny and Sensitive

I’ve asked her as well and she said “Special, Provocative and Smart”.

Thank you and all the best for your future in art !


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