Karen Olsen-Dunn

Layering of paint, pattern, and botanical or organic imagery on various handprinted or hand painted substrates in a collage format is the inspiration for this body of small works. I use monoprint and lithographic print processes, acrylic paint, and transferred photographic imagery to create paintings and prints. Pushing these mediums to the limit where they either breakdown utterly or come together into a cohesive image is a theme of my current and past works. 

My process is multi-layered. It is a hybrid between analog and digital, painting, traditional printmaking, and everyday iPhone snaps. My work is not precious. With colors bold and plastic by intent, the final composition is an intricate symphony of contemporary clutter, celebrating the vaguely grim effects of a frayed society.


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