Silje-Marie Salhus is an interdisciplinary artist, born in 1984 and based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Oslo, Norway. Salhus works with mediums ranging from photography, painting and screenprint to video, installation and performance. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of fine arts, from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.
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I have an interest in the relations between physicality and perception, the human tendency to construct, and our ability of abstracting the world around us. My work often draw upon well established ideas, images, shapes and textures. These are examined and abstracted through re-organization, flipping or re-mapping, into new systems and contexts
I´m curious about how our minds perceive, read and make sense of the world around us, and tensions between the collective and the subjective reality. Through my work, I question culturally determined ways of depicting the world, and investigate the gliding spaces between ideologically set states of being.
My most recent work focuses on subject matters like grieve, trauma, white as a concept, fetishisism, process and production.