Artist Bio

Addison Karl’s artistic pilgrimage has evolved over a decade of process related to prepress print & color theory. A cyclical evolution from blank slate to paper, canvas to installation & public space. With his work, he attempts to expand the viewer’s understanding of the context, structures & surfaces they inhabit & aiming towards a meticulous harmony & balance between that & the preexisting environment. His process explores two main domains combining humanitarian figurative & aesthetic subject matter. Projects in Israel, Russia, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Japan, the United States & Europe, have allowed him to explore the social construct of individual versus community. These ideals raise issues he feels are primordial to discuss in a public arena. Furthermore through his artistic practise he hopes to reintroduce into shared visual space a sense of ownership. The fracture of his paintings echo this as each tiny line communicates the innate relationship between individual & the larger composition of community.