Ellen Espelund is a conceptual & visual artist born in Oslo, Norway in 1973. She’s currently based in Oslo. Exhibition debut in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC in 2011,at an artist-run art house as the only foreign based together with New York and Brooklyn based artists and photographers, but has been part of the art scene more or less since returning to art in 2005. 4 exhibitions in New York happening at 7 different locations so far, from 2011 and forward. Also exhibited at SCOPE Miami coinciding with Art Basel Miami during Miami Art Week, 2013, and more… Mediums: Photography, painting, installations, video, video-performance, sculpture, sound, poetry, digital graphics. Intermixing and separate. Exploring: Questions related to love, losses, the self, authenticity and presence. The existential and the source regarding who we are. No limitations and constantly intermixing media where the objects placed into the art is as much the art as the photo or installation itself. The thoughts and ideas behind why she paints the way she does is as much the art as the final painting. Breaking boundaries and tearing down walls for herself as much as trying to discover universal matters. Simplifying the complicated as much as one possibly can. Is both subject and object in a lot of her own projects and to a certain degree affiliated with confessional art, but refuses the term biographical as a whole as that would limit what she really explores behind and take away the fact that other elements and stories not affiliated with her own life are also part of the bigger narrative regarding what she wants to convey with her projects. She don’t like labels and often labels herself out of others way of placing labels. Using her own twists and turns on labeling to take back her own freedom to define herself. Authenticity is key.
Title: The New Face of Berlin | Year: 2010 | Media: Colored B&W Digital Photo