ENIGMATIC CANVASES BY MELIKE KARA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Cologne-based artist Melike Kara’s canvases are sketchy and spare, economically painted in one or two colors on bare white background. The characters that populate her enigmatic canvases are regularly put through their paces. While some images seem relatively sedate, others are full of figures performing an array of impressive choreographies featuring gravity-defying somersaults and backflips. The contorted bodies, all long arms and legs, offer a casual articulation of human anatomy: with their outstretched hands and legs akimbo, the figures literally let it all hang loose.

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Painter Sigmar Polke Dies at 69

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Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday in Cologne, Germany.

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Painter Sigmar Polke Dies at 69

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Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday in Cologne, Germany.

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A FEW DAYS REST IN OLD AMSTERDAM

after the show in cologne (thanks to all the cologne-ians who came out, it was a nice night) we headed to amsterdam for a short rest and a visit to one of my best friends, and favorite people on this side of the pond, chaz from the london police…

chaz and bob have reunited to take their artwork to a whole new level, leaving me very inspired. some artists who truly know what the point of art really is… t…

Posted by Jeremy Fish