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Introduction

Karen Farkas was born in 1972 in Paris. She has always been painting but she first studied architecture to widen and sharpen her vision of the world. In 1997, she graduated from the Ecole d'Architecture Paris Villemin with her “L'abre entier est aussi pour l'oiseau le vestibule du nid” project.

 

Through research on social housing, invention and creation of decors for great collectors, she still practices architecture. In 2002, she gave in to her deepest calling and devoted herself exclusively to painting and drawing.

 

We always look outside for an object of desire. Yet, trouble is one facet of the human's inwardness.

Here, the painter is no voyeur: he only expresses an inward – even introspective – vision. Sketching bodies to touch the soul: the desire upsurge and its threat are these nudes' motives.

 

To wait or to clasp, plenitude or absence, the desire demands the full empire. Its moods force their rhythm onto the canvas which successive beats makes it move forwards the incessant alternation of expectation and completeness. The white areas answer to absence, the still possible toppling and fall of figures, the illusory frailty of the stretched and almost transparent colours.

Abstraction, narrative or narrative abstraction? We look at this story from afar, at the point where a scene can be summarized by a few sentences. The unconscious intrudes in the language's ellipses as well as in automatic writing.

Every gesture is intentional and directed. But the stain appears, and surprises us like the chance of an encounter.

If the touch is unpredictable, the result is always precise.

 

At the end, a feeling of serenity strangely emanates from these paintings, as if they were landscapes.

 

Video of the exhibition "tête à tête"

Biography

Solo exhibitions

 

2020

  • Nardone Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium

 

2018

  • Tête à tête, Melissa Coote / Karen Farkas, baudoin lebon, Paris, France

2015

  • Paysages fugitifs, Minsky Gallery, Paris, France

 

2014

  • Le temps dissipé, LCL private bank, Paris, France

 

2013

  • Céline Poisat Bookshop, Paris, France

 

2012

  • Gérard Depardieu, in collaboration with Céline Poisat Bookshop, Paris, France

 

2011

  • Après l'homme, Céline Poisat Bookshop, Paris, France
  • L'autre état, Julien Fourrey Studio, Paris, France

 

2008

  • Peirce Gallery, Paris, France

 

2007

  • Etienne de Causans Gallery, Paris, France

 

2006

  • Christian Siret Gallery, Paris, France

 

2005

  • Private exhibition by Laetitia Maffei, Paris, France


            Group exhibitions

 2018

  • Art Busan, avec baudoin lebon, Busan, Corée du Sud

2017

  • Art Busan, with baudoin lebon, Busan, South Korea
  • KIAF, with baudoin lebon, Seoul, South Korea

 

2012

  • Céline Poisat Bookshop, Paris, France

 

2010

  • Affordable Art Fair Paris, with Peirce Gallery, Paris, France

 

2009

  • The Winter Show, artist invited, Peirce Gallery, Paris, France
  • Art London, with Peirce Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK

 

2008

  • Art London, with Peirce Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK

Exhibitions

Vicky COLOMBET / Juliette-Andréa ELIE / Karen FARKAS / Tschang-Yeul KIM / Sol LEWITT / Elissa MARCHAL / Youssef NABIL / Laurent PERBOS / Keiji UEMATSU / Joel-Peter WITKIN
Vicky COLOMBET / Karen FARKAS / Elissa MARCHAL
Vicky COLOMBET / DUBUFFET / Michel DUPORT / Karen FARKAS / Charles Christopher HILL / Oan KIM
André Barelier / Michel DUPORT / Karen FARKAS / Nathalie GRENIER / H.K KWON / Francis LIMERAT / Henri MICHAUX / Evsa MODEL / Josep Riera i Aragó / Keiji UEMATSU
Melissa COOTE / Karen FARKAS
Patrick BAILLY-MAITRE-GRAND / Laurence Demaison / Karen FARKAS / Evsa MODEL / Laurent PERBOS / Vladimir SKODA
Alain CLEMENT / Karen FARKAS / Charles Christopher HILL / Mi-Hyun KIM / Tschang-Yeul KIM / H.K KWON / Francis LIMERAT / Joel-Peter WITKIN