“The aspect of spiritual development in Kristine Øksendal’s production is evident in the playfully flowing expression of the dance elements while it is simultaneously being expressive.”
"Kristine’s work propose a coordinated painting with improvised movements, during her shows rhythm and sound is paraphrased with composition and colour."
Kristine Øksendal (1977) grew up at Nøtterøy in Vestfold, Norway. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College in London with a specialisation in painting and the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo. The starting point for the works is often memories and sensed impressions from her immediate surroundings and daily experiences. Øksendal’s improvised expressive style is characteristic and she has experimented with a range of techniques after she graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo in 2009. Paintings are exhibited side by side with her own videos and choreographic productions. What her entire production has in common, is her interest in improvised, intuitive movements and the possibilities inherent in abstract idioms to convey a wordless but existential content.
"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. My work-process is intuitive and improvised, structured by repeated gestures. Interdisciplinary, but always based on issues within painting.” 2016
“The theme of the project revolves around ideas of how colour affects memory, image composition and physical memory. I'm under the Influence of natural light and colors throughout the Nordic seasons, where the temperature of the light is highly noticeable, and ever changing day by day, month after month. My paintings portray this light as both ephemeral and earthbound.” 2019
© Kristine Øksendal and BONO 2019