Caitlin Karolczak is a fairly young artist (born in 1984) from Minnesota. In both her education (BA in art history and BFA in fine arts) and work (as part owner of a gallery that deals in historic material) she has combined a love of art history with her own personal imagery. That imagery is frequently an unsettling confrontation with the human form. Technically her work ranges from exquisite realism to abstract expressionism sometimes combining very different approaches within the same painting. One might expect this approach to lead to inconsistency and directionless but somehow everything she does hangs together in a unified vision tempered with real artistic talent. Here's someone to keep an eye on in the years to come.
You can see more work on bluecanvas.com or at her website: studiosilenti.com
The new blogger editor gives me the option of posting images a little larger so I'll give it a try.
This first image has a strong evocation of the incredible Odilon Redon.
"The Red Veil" oil / encaustic on panel 2009
"Insolently Shrieking, or the End of the Day" oil on canvas 48" x 60"
"Open window" oil on panel 11.5" x 13"
"repose" oil on canvas 60" x 60"