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.
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.
exhibition is supported by Arts Council Norway.