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Unveiling of new art at PJM

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Visiting our headquarters in Faarevejle promises a visual treat at every turn. Over the years, we’ve curated a remarkable art collection that adorns the walls of our premises, from the canteen to the production halls.

Art has seamlessly integrated into a part of PJM’s identity. With the recent inauguration of our expanded factory and office buildings, we had some empty walls awaiting the adornment of captivating artworks, further enriching our environment.

Triptych: A three-piece masterpiece

On March 13th, the acclaimed painter, Dag Aronson, visited PJM for the unveiling of his latest masterpiece, "Opus for maskiner" (Opus for Machines), generously gifted to us by the Poul Johansen Foundation. This extraordinary three-piece oil painting, custom-crafted for PJM, commands attention with its imposing dimensions—stretching seven meters in length and towering 2.5 meters in height.



The figurative elements in the paintings incorporate wrenches and calipers, tools that were integral to Poul Johansen’s earlier inventions and crucial in the development of the first machines and simpler robots, establishing a historical connection. The depiction of more contemporary machine forms in the artworks signifies the present era, Dag Aronson explains when discussing the significance of his work.

During the unveiling of our latest art installation, the artist provided insight into his creative process, citing influences such as Fernand Léger, a trailblazer in modernism and cubism, and the surrealist Franciska Clausen. Having previously visited our factory, Aronson immersed himself in our history and shared passion for the arts. His work reflects the captivating themes of the 1920s, where the fascination with the dynamic interplay between machinery, geometric shapes, and the human form was in focus.

“There are also small human-like figures with robotic features – reminiscent of toy figures. The figures sit on the robot, stand on the calipers, or balance on the block and triangle. A reference to the complicated task of designing machines based on precise measurements”

Visual artist, Dag Aronson


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Carefully considered color palette

"Opus for Maskiner" is crafted in a palette of blue, red, and ochre tones, each serving a distinct purpose. Aronson explains his color selection, noting the interaction between the serene blue hues and the expansive blue wall (adorned with Tue Poulsen's ceramic frieze). The vibrant red commands attention, evoking a sense of dynamism and motion, while the warm ochre tones foster a feeling of tranquility and introspection.

The art pieces adorning the walls of PJM are always a topic of conversation and have become a passion amongst many of our employees. We are certain that our stunning new addition will continue this tradition, inspiring interesting discussions among colleagues and business partners alike.