I'am a visual artist based in Copenhagen.
Hello, my name is Marie J.Engelsvold, I'am a visual artist, expressing my inner self through drawings, sculptures and art-projects.
Materials are essential to me, and often I work with the same “thing” in different medias. My drawings are images of mental and emotional states, which is intended as fictional sculptures. When I draw I try to understand a certain feeling or emotional state with my mind- where as when I make it into a sculpture I try to evoke that same feeling in the body.
In the process of transforming the flat character of the drawings to the physical sculptures, I’am exploring different materials such as paper, textiles, wood, ceramics, concrete, yarn, foam, acrylic paint and acrylic markers. Through the combination of the materials, I try to embody the works to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. Emotions are for my own part very complex, and often consists of several conflicting feelings. They are often closely connected with the body, and I see the sculptures as a kind of bodily expressions.
My works can be seen as constructions which mime an embodiment, and is trying to convey an indefinable physical or mental condition to the viewer.