When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Caitlin Karolczak

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"


1 comment:

  1. oh wow! I looove Caitlin's art! she is so talented. her paintings are hypnotic!)