Karen Azoulay • The Artist's Life (Series 2)

Karen Azoulay • The Artists Life (Series 2)

Release date:

2004

Running time:

24 minutes

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No

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Part of The Artist's Life series

"Exquisite, unabashedly feminine wall paintings/installations brimming with abstracted organic forms that mimic tropical flowers, garlands, shrubs and gentle rains. Azoulay fashions pastel fantasylands out of delicate fabrics, ribbons, pompoms, coffee filters, egg cartons and other cheap domestic materials. One of a generation of emerging artists who reject stark modernism, Azoulay possesses a sensibility that is ornate, Victorian and deliberately sentimental."
     -Maclean's Magazine, Ten Artists Who Rock

Karen Azoulay's work can only be described as a visual phantasmagoria that is a combination of romance and kitsch. She discusses her technique of submerging the viewer in an installation to make them part of it, the joy she gets out of collecting materials in hardware stores and discount bins, and the research and planning she puts into her seemingly playful work. She also comments on the insistent observation that she is a feminist or political artist.

 

Titles included in this series:

Harold Klunder
Badanna Zack
Jeff Winch
Sarah Jane Gorlitz
Peter Rotter
Kathy Vatcher
Ian Lazarus
Tim Whiten
Claire Weissman Wilks
Gretta Gibney
David Urban
Paul Roorda

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