Untitled (Limited Edition for Glasgow International 2012)
Polythene, powder paint, plaster powder and plaster powder. 1m cotton thread and metal hook
16cm x 22cm | 6.29 x 8.66 inches
2012 Edition of 100
Karla Black has produced a miniature version of the large, experimental sculptureal works she has made in recent years. These works explore how thin or slight forms can become before they can no longer be considered sculpture. The edition is to be installed individually according to the guidance of the signed installation note written by the artist.
Karla Black is a Scottish sculptor whose work, Doesn't Care In Words, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011.
She was born in 1972 in Alexandria, Scotland, and went to the Glasgow School of Art, where she graduated from the sculpture department in 1999 and received her M.F.A. in 2004. She lives and works in Glasgow.
She uses mostly traditional art-making materials such as plaster, paint, paper and chalk in her work, along with a small amount of substances such as cosmetics and toiletries. Her sculptures are either 'almost' or 'only just' objects and skirt amongst the mediums of painting, performance art and installation, often contrasting large scale with a fragility of form. Artists who have influenced her work include Helen Frankenthaler, Karen Kilimnick, Lynda Benglis, Robert Smithson and Richard Tuttle.
Karla Black is represented by Stuart Shave/Modern Art in London and David Zwirner, New York.