Thursday, June 9, 2011


Glasgow-based artist Karla Black is known for her sprawling floor-based and hanging sculptures that comprise diverse materials such as plaster, vaseline, acrylic paint, lipstick, nail polish and body lotion.

"Black chooses her media for their tactile aesthetic appeal: the familiarity of the texture of cellophane or the scent of cosmetics bridges the experience of tangible matter with the intimacy of memory or the subconscious. Black's process is intensely physical and this energy is conveyed through ther work's impromptu staging; this suggestion of performance psychologically involves the viewer with the making process, provoking instinctive responses to her precarious assemblages"
saatchi gallery UK

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