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). Øksendal works in different media such as painting, film, analogue photography and choreography. 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, such as Common Trade (2014) and Poetic Language / Det poetiske språket (2015).
"Kristine’s work propose a coordinated painting with improvised movements, during her shows rhythm and sound is paraphrased with composition and colour."
“The geometrical structure of the paintings becomes a choreographic mantra, an exclamation insisting on being neutral and abstract. In many ways the expression is late modern and reminds you of American post modern dance, a dancing style from New York in the 1960s that was investigating movement as well as materials within an interdisciplinary perspective. This access to dance originated in the fluxus-movement and before that in the European avant-garde movement of the1920s, especially movements like expressionism, surrealism, Bauhaus and futurism. The period also includes the creation of movements focusing on personal and spiritual development, such as the Steiner-movement and Rudolf von Laban’s dance pedagogical system. 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.”
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