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With one hand soaked in black ink and the other waving a threaded needle around Karen Segall (born 1985) can seem a bit crazy when creating new pieces. Mixing pop art with abandoned household items her products are often odd mash ups of art, graphics and fashion. She draws upon subcultural edges, while her dreamlike style seems driven by a gloomy subconscious inertia. Her expression can be described as darkness shattered by carefully thrown interruptions of childish colours and fragments of ordinary life. Dressed up dolls painted with death faces, crying clowns and lifeless limps. Like the nightmares of a five year-old. “Darkness is a simple expression”, Karen says, “A nice contrast to the happy clappy-ness of our image-saturated world.”

 

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