Kristine Ervik

Kristine Ervik (b.1990, Norway) is a jewellery artist based in Oslo, Norway. She holds a MFA in Medium- and Material based art from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, which included exchange studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Kristine has been selected for several national and international exhibitions, including “Smykker 85-21: New thinking, new materials” at Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, the Marzee International Graduate Exhibition 2019 and Talente 2020.
The transient character of life functions as a recurring theme in Erviks practice. Her inspiration arrives from ordinary, everyday life, whereas her focus lies in exploring beauty in the concealed and trivial. By using the expression of value and the communicative ability of jewellery, Ervik aspires to highlight traces and processes that can remind us of the natural world. Through metalsmithing techniques she creates textures and shapes, and the work process moves between complex structures and organic expressions.

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Restless

Date of Creation: March 18, 2023

List of Materials: Steel, silver

Dimensions: 1,5 x 101 x 12 cm

Photographer's Name: Kristoffer Kråkstad

Conceptual Statement: The earliest humans learned to avoid poisonous snakes and insects in order to survive. Evolution's response to survival was to associate insects and reptiles with anxiety, and today - even under safe conditions- we can’t always help being overwhelmed by our instincts. The insects themselves can be poisonous and dangerous, they are also largely associated with rotten food, dead bodies and feces, and can also be carriers of various diseases. The project uses man's inherent associations with insects to promote a sense of something invading that comes crawling, and the unrest and anxiety this entails. The necklace is made of steel and silver. The chain is assembled from thin circular steel plates, with both smooth and hammered surfaces finished with black oxidation. The back of each plate has small pillars as legs that lifts the necklace from the surface. In contact with the body, especially around the neck, the legs will leave traces in the skin that can resemble bite marks.

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Restless

Date of Creation: 18/03/2023

List of Materials: Steel, silver

Dimensions: 1,5 x 101 x 12 cm

Photographer's Name: Kristoffer Kråkstad

Conceptual Statement: Same work as submission 1 (Detail picture).

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Restless

Date of Creation: 18/03/2023

List of Materials: Steel, silver

Dimensions: 1,5 x 101 x 12 cm

Photographer's Name: Kristoffer Kråkstad

Conceptual Statement: Same work as submission 1 and 2 (documentation of "bite marks")

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