About the Work
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.
Kika Karadi (b. 1975, Budapest) has shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Prague Biennale, the 51st Venice Biennale, and the Museo Storico Navale. She has held recent solo exhibitions at The Journal Gallery in New York and Jonathan Viner Gallery in London, the latter with whom Karadi presented work at FIAC in Paris October 23- 26th, 2014. She was also included in “LIFE” curated by The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan. Born in Budapest, Hungary and educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Kika Karadi currently lives and works in New York and Minnesota.
Authentication & Resale
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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