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.
In both my sculptural works and my paperwork, I’am searching for ways to how I can express my whole self. How can I integrate as many parts of myself as possible? How can I, through various materials and shapes and how they are combined, create a physical reflection of an inner state. The materials and their different textures, are very important in my works. The materials I’am currently using are textiles, yarn, foam rubber, concrete, cardboard, ceramics, concrete, wood and plaster. I work on how to unite the very different elements into one form of unity, to get them into a form of recognition of each other's differences. I see my sculptures / objects as a kind of creatures, or psychic units. When I work with the sculptures, it is a very intuitive process in which I, through an experimental and playful approach, use my own body as compass to when the right balance of the work is achieved. The works' language and form of communication are nonverbal and nonmental. I want to avoid the linguistic understanding of the individual work. Therefore, I also work mainly abstract, as I want to avoid the similarity with the physically recognizable. The work gets its energy in the process, and my presence in the creation.