Karla Black - Contemporary Artists

Nothing Is A Must

Nothing Is A Must The Saatchi Gallery
 

Karla Black

Nothing Is A Must

2009
Sugar paper, chalk, ribbon, lipstick, glitter hairspray

312 x 300 x 182 cm

Black explains her haptic approach to making in relation to psychology, and cites Melanie Klein’s play technique – a method used to analyse very young children through their negotiation of the physical world rather than through language – as a contextual source. For Black, this sublingual articulation mirrors the sculptural process and offers the possibility for the work to achieve its own communication and agency. Nothing Is A Must is made from chalked sugar paper. It’s uplifted exaggerated form is like an open bag, made simultaneously monumental and flaccid.
 
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