Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

Bagayawa, Karen

About the artist
I have always been fascinated by tactile surfaces - especially the "cracked surface". I have been working on my process of cracked fabric for the past nineteen years and includes weaving linen cloth on a loom and cracking tile grout on the woven linen. I build a sensual surface texture. If the viewer cannot physically touch the work they can imaginatively feel the surface. I find inspiration from colour, surface and pattern within nature and have a sensitivity to colour, layering acrylic washes over and over again to create saturated colour. The process of weaving and painting is a very emotional and spiritual experience for me. In manipulating the surface, I hope to engage the viewer and transfer an energy from the making itself into a tangible new form of excitement and heightened expressive sensation. I am very excited to announce that I have expanded my studio space. This space accommodates new large scale work and a lounge area for visitors to enjoy a cup of tea or even some homemade treats! This year, I have been experimenting with large scale pieces and colour relationships. My new work encompasses three dimensional skeletal structures and "skins" using rattan, reed, bamboo and casings. Please come by and say 'hello'. I am located at Parker Street Studios, Studio #480 (in the very back)

"Colour is a power which directly influences the soul."

Wassily Kandinsky

Map Code: D3
1000 Parker St.
Vancouver , BC
Studio #480