KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Kari Cholnoky

USA

Meat Sweats, 2014, Faux fur, foam, spray paint, acrylic, plastic, collage, pompoms, flashlight, 96'' x 96'' x 12''

Painting presents itself in the physical space as something to be dealt with directly rather than remotely: it demands engagement. As the distinctions between commodity, machine, object and body have become confused, my work calls on viewers to re-examine their relationships to their surroundings. By re-assembling disparate material elements into paintings that seem to have their own pulse, viewers come to terms with the power of material and its affect on the human psyche.