My current work is a free-form play in usage of the phrase “visual communication”.
People say they enjoy people watching as a leisure activity.
I do it with intensity. And then I paint it.
My goal in my work is to awaken in viewers the ability to visually recognize the commonalities shared with people around them, so to encourage feeling part of a larger whole, to belong.
The current work is oil on canvas, a few are acrylic on canvas.
All are focused on people and their daily routines, and the thought-provoking images they make.
It’s the simple stuff that we all do, but when you attach it to a person, it communicates something of each one of us, to the other of us. And then there occurs that magic moment in which a story appears.
I like the quote attributed to Matisse
“I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”
And what is a painting, if not for that magic moment that the artist wants, and needs, to share
CV - Karen Cooper
currently living and working in Lipetsk, Russia – thru 12 20 2017
USA address, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
+7 960 145 5274 while in Russia
712 346 8347 while in USA
1 319 329 1598 Iowa rep
-University of Nebraska
-recent workshops Kim English, Marc Hanson
-ongoing study with Anna Kushnareva
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