Kristin Evensen



Kristin Evensen is a Norwegian visual artist who works with pencil drawings in small format on paper. From a distance, the drawings appear as dark, almost monochrome surfaces. To experience her works and the motives optimally, the viewer has to go very close to the drawings, so close that there’s only room for one person at the time. The motives are taken from real places and are excerpts of functional urban archietecture and industrial areas. The works focus on basic geometric forms, rhythm and tranquility. The working process and drawing technique is very time consuming and meticulous. The drawings are built up by many layers of very light pencil hatching on thin, fragile paper, from the brightest gray to the darkest tones.

 

Kristin Evensen (b. 1965) is educated at the National Academy of Visual Arts in Oslo. She has previously held solo exhibitions at Tegnerforbundet and Kunstnerforbundet (Oslo), Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (Kristiansand) and Oslo Kunstforening, and has participated in various group and collective exhibitions in Norway. Her works are purchased by Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum and the University of Agder. Kristin Evensen lives and works in Kristiansand.

 

The exhibition is supported by Arts Council Norway.