Born 1981 (Norway)
Lene Kilde creates sculptures inspired by children and their emotions. She finds that children’s body language is their purest form of communication. This is visualized by showing very few body parts, usually only hands and feet, which then are placed in proportion to each other with the use of metal mesh. Her intention is to invite the audience to use their own imagination so that they can complete the sculptures and fill in the lines and volume by themselves. The sculptures consist concrete, metal mesh and air.
Lene Kilde completed her Master Degree in Product Design in 2012. The following year she was awarded The Norwegian Arts Council three -year work scholarship for young artists. She has been represented by Galleri Ramfjord since 2013, and participated at SCOPE Basel for the first time this year with tremendous success. Her sculptures were sold out during the fair. One of Lene Kilde’s sculptures was acquired by NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Network) in 2013, and in 2012 Kilde was asked by Norways biggest hospital Ahus, to embellish their premises. In 2014 Lene kilde was an artist in residence in Grenada, where she quickly became inspired by Grenada’s underwater sculpture park. On arrival, Lene totally immersed herself in Grenadian life and culture. She immediately began exploring, experiencing and researching as much as possible to gain inspiration for a sculpture that would not only be helpful to the reef, but also have a strong connection with Grenada. Lene Kilde’s underwater sculpture is based on the local fable of the Nutmeg Princess, a tale spun around a beautiful Caribbean princess who once lived in a bottomless lake.