Untitled (Livingroom Poetics no 16), 2014
48 x 38,5 cm, giclée print, innrammet /framed, ed.: 25
Marthe Elise Stramrud works primarily with photography or more precisely: installa- tions for camera. In her work she uses a number of objects, takes them out of their original context, and constructs an ap- parently simple composition which subsequently gets pho- tographed. A relation between the objects often emerge, and in this relation there lies a poetic potential. Her compo- sitions reveals the ordinary objects’ potential both as ar- chitecture, figure, landscape or fantasy, and simultaneously the various compositions keep a tense balance and state of harmony.
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