Arrival of new work by Karen Stamper

May 2017

Three new larger works have arrived at the gallery this month, to complement the rest of her collection.

Karen's colourful, energetic, exciting collage paintings are based on her travels, cities and the urban shoreline. Her bold and joyful collages may look like paintings but if you look closely, you will see they are skilfully built up using layers of found papers, tissue and acrylic paint. She sees the beauty in simple scraps and ripped edges, accidental marks and worn surfaces.

Karen aims to capture the memory of a place and the sense of human presence, echoing the passing of time. This is a controlled, yet intuitive, direct approach, that allows her a huge amount of freedom to interpret her travel sketches in a lively and original way.