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Kaja Leijon

Kaja Leijon has distinguished herself with several narrative films insinuating questions concerning the human condition, where existential problems like alienation, ineptitude and loneliness are epitomized.

The last decade Kaja Leijon has divided her artistic practice into two entities; film and photography. Her work aspires towards a plausible fictional universe, though the premise of the linear and reliable narrative is vaguely destabilized by a candid approach to visual anecdotes. Her films often insinuates questions concerning the human condition, where existential problems like alienation, ineptitude and loneliness are epitomized. Her photographs illuminates the neglected and omitted, functioning as a harbor and lawyer for the allure of the seemingly riven. These elements and vistas, like the human fates she describes in her films, inhabits universal qualities momentous in their essence. They are poetry manifested as photographs, balancing on the fine line of potential failure, seeking shelter in fragility.

Kaja Leijon (b. 1980, Tromsø, Norway) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Leijon holds a degree from the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo.

Available Videos
Kaja Leijon
At the same Time / 12:57 / 2014 ▶
Kaja Leijon
Wasteland / 11:00 / 2012 ▶
Kaja Leijon
Resonances / 11:00 / 2010 ▶
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Website: kajaleijon.com