"Kristine’s work propose a coordinated painting with improvised movements, during her shows rhythm and sound is paraphrased with composition and colour."
Kristine Øksendal, born 1977, is a Norwegian artist graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (BFA) and from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo (MFA). She lives and works in Oslo, Norway. In recent years Øksendal has presented her work at various venues in Norway, including solo exhibitions at Bærum Kunsthall (2016), Hå gamle prestegård (2016) and Trafo Kunsthall (2013). She has also been the initiator of a number of group exhibitions with younger Norwegian artists.
"In my latest paintings I try to create a sense of shift in balance and illusion of movement. Contrasting colours create a dynamic visual experience indicating space and kinetic energy, allowing for the viewers own interpretation. I'm also exploring memory and vision in relation to gesture. I want my work to be intuitive, intimate and subjective, a critique of the spectacular. I´m interested in the way fluid movement and visual impressions can transform into solid materiality. My work-process is intuitive and improvised, structured by repeated gestures. Interdisciplinary, but always based on issues within painting. As a painter I work within the abstract expressionist tradition, with my own life and subjectivity as the starting point for every new project.
© Kristine Øksendal 2017