Lene Baadsvig Ørmen
Lene Baadsvig Ørmen (b. 1984) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo who mainly works with sculpture. Her work reference antecedent forms of life and further explores the past through various sources, materials and cultures. The sculptures are evocative of primordial landscapes, evident by the ancestral morphologies and elementary organic forms. Using earth to create these shapes, she deepens their connection to nature, and introduces an archeological metaphor as though these magical structures were recently excavated. She defines her practice as a battle between the known and the unknown, control and entropy. Movements and traces trigger her thinking process and she allows non-rational decisions to play an active role. The work and process evoke notions of creation, growth, death and rebirth.