Rhythm Adjust

21 MAY 2021 - 11 JUNE 2021
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Karen David, Meditation Card #7
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4. Karen David

Meditation Card #7

Signed (lower right, on the reverse) 
Acrylic on Fabriano Rosapina paper 
44 x 33 cm 
Framed: 52 x 42 x 3 cm.
Created in 2021


£550 - 850

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“This work was made using a Japanese marbling technique called Suminagashi which translates as ‘floating ink’. Here I systematically dipped acrylic paint into a water bath using three colours, pink, white and yellow creating concentric circular patterns. This marbling technique is incredibly sensitive to movement, including breath, so I have 'sighed' lightly onto the surface of the water to produce a unique ripple. The pattern-making is both mechanical and left to chance, leaving only my breath or ‘sigh’ as the evidence of the artist's hand.”- Karen David, 2021.

Karen David is an artist, curator and lecturer, currently completing a PhD in Fine Art at the University of Worcester with a studio focus on fictional narrative, communes and parascience. She lives and works in London where she is a Lecturer in Painting at London Metropolitan University.

Karen David's practice examines notions of science fantasy using materials such as tie-dye, marbling, crystals, architectural diagrams, meditations cards and The X-Files, which are collapsed into hybrid objects that traverse through history, place, characters and genres.

Her research has taken her to the Southwest American Desert to explore its landscape and mythologies and to inform an ongoing project of a fictional artists' commune where residents investigate links between colour field painting, new age memorabilia and new possibilities in gardening.


Education: PhD candidate (Fine Art), University of Worcester, 2018-2022. MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts, 2012. BA (Hons) Mixed Media Art, University of Westminster, 204

Residencies and Research Trips: Visiting Artist at Bauhaus School, Dessau, Germany 2019. AiR at Ceramics Co-op, London, 2019. AiR University of Worcester, Worcestershire, 2018. AiR on BA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts, London, 2016. AiR at Islington Mill, Manchester, 2015.


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