Maren Juell Kristensen is an artist based in Oslo, Norway. After gaining an MA at Chelsea College of Art in 2004 she has exhibited widely in Norway and abroad. She has had several solo shows and was included in ‘LIGHTS ON- Norwegian contemporary art’ at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.
Maren’s work consist of video installations where she explores video both as a device for storytelling and physical presence of light. The installations are made as navigational guide to the content of the video both in physical space and as referring statements. Mass media, therapeutic treatments and film are regularly referred to in text and content.
The work is concerned with a state of mind when perception of reality is uncertain and how mental states influences visual perception. Expectation is a key concept in the works: expectations about the meaning or function of a physical material, but also about how it is interpreted as having symbolic value, inside as well as outside the context of art.