Janne Kruse works with sculpture related process where dialog between body and material is

essential. The finished works are closely connected to the act of creating which serves as a frame

where she investigates relation between actuality and potentiality.

Kruse uses mostly steel sheets as a part of her expression. She is interested in the contradiction

between the soft body and the hard material as a way to reveal time and being. The creation is

meditative and powerful at the same time. Kruses sculptures are a way of writing in space and by

doing them she relates to body-present concepts such as calligraphy and tai chi.


Janne Kruse (born 1979, Århus, Denmark) graduated with a master degree from The National

Academy of Art and Design in Oslo and Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. She is based in

Oslo, Norway.