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MARIE-LOUISE KRISTENSEN

Born in Copenhagen in 1971, Marie-Louise Kristensen decided to train as a sculptor at an early age. She began to practice this discipline at high school and then studied at the Billedskolen on Jagtvej in Copenhagen. She then discovered the art of experimental jewellery and immediately began studying at the Institute for Precious metals in Copenhagen, where she graduated in 2004. Parallel to her artistic practice, she teaches jewellery design and jewellery making in Denmark and abroad. Since 2016, together with Annette Dam, she has been exhibiting and promoting contemporary jewellery through their curatorial project Art Jewellery Copenhagen. Marie-Louise Kristensen regularly participates in prestigious international exhibitions in museums and galleries and has been selected several times to be included in the annual exhibition of the Schmuck Messe in Munich (2010/14/16/19).

PHILOSOPHY

« It's not at all important to me that everyone gets the story right. Making storytelling jewelry is, for me, not telling a story one to one. It's more like a three-dimensional puzzle where I can work in different layers, on different platforms, using the scale, the materials, the placement, the jewelry tradition, symbols, the title, and with a lot of work and a touch of magic, it all adds up into a finished piece. And then, the viewer might feel a connection, maybe sense the layers of complexity and perhaps feel entertained or amused. »

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