Stramrud, Marthe Elise
Sculpture, installation, ceramic, photography
Lately I have been fascinated with how works of art have the possibility of vibrating energy at what can only be considered a spiritual level. I am getting curious of finding ways to nurture the side of us that yearns for more delicate tokens of human empathy. My pursuit is to make a place where non-verbal reactions are called forth. Like joy, melancholy and humour.
While much of my work deals with specific materials and representational forms, these serve as investigative tools for the exploration of broader issues of cultural and poetical identity. My practice is born from a strong sense of a personal enquiry into ascribed values of objecthood, particularly in relation to notions of spirituality and perception. It is in the friction between one language and another, one form and another, one context and another, that I find a rich vain of engaging material to work with.
My practice encompasses photography, sculpture, ceramics and installation when I try to bring forward a discourse that carefully analyze contemporary culture.
In addition to my artistic practice I work to sustain the local art scene by administrating and producing various art festivals and projects, as well as working with politics to better the economical and social rights for young artists through my position as a board member of UKS – Unge Kunstneres Samfund (an institution for international contemporary art and a Norwegian, political membership organization).
Member of UKS, NBK, FFF
Planned projects and exhibitions
- Utsmykning for Oslo Kommune, Kulturetaten 2019/2020
- Utstilling på galleri RAM, 2019
- Duo-utstilling med Pia Eikaas i Kristiansand, 2019