Untitled (OPM No. 21)
DIMENSIONS 30" x 22.5" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 25, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Kika Karadi's process is likened by the artist to "drawing with a stick in the dirt," eschewing the self-conscious act of painting for a more intuitive, immediate approach. Involving techniques like scraping paint and scrawling lines, her gestures are built up on a piece of glass and transferred to the linen surface of the final painting. The residue of masking tape, cardboard and oil-based black ink leaves a monochrome stamp on the fabric, a painting once-removed yet recognizable, an impression of a potential reality. This body of work, serially numbered and titled with the acronym OPM, refers to the abandoned Oak Park Mall in Minnesota where the artist kept a studio.
Framing options are black or white painted wood, 7/8" wide flat face and 7/8" deep, with UV acrylic glass.