Skip to Main Content

Melike Kara

German, b. 1985

703 followers

Melike Kara

Bio

German, b. 1985

Followers
703
Biography

In her expressionist, rustic figures, Melike Kara negotiates the relationship between forms and gestures to explore social relationships and individual subjective states. A student of Rosemarie Trockel, Kara focuses on the immediacy of bodily forms rendered through frenetic accumulations of lines or small, misshapen clay figures. Regardless of media, Kara’s work is unmistakably of the artist’s hand. Although composed of simple forms and mostly monochromatic colors, the Cologne-based artist’s pieces attempt to convey emotional and psychological energy through gesture. Kara translates complex constellations of energy and feeling into recognizable forms placed in novel relation to one another.

Related Categories
Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Biography

In her expressionist, rustic figures, Melike Kara negotiates the relationship between forms and gestures to explore social relationships and individual subjective states. A student of Rosemarie Trockel, Kara focuses on the immediacy of bodily forms rendered through frenetic accumulations of lines or small, misshapen clay figures. Regardless of media, Kara’s work is unmistakably of the artist’s hand. Although composed of simple forms and mostly monochromatic colors, the Cologne-based artist’s pieces attempt to convey emotional and psychological energy through gesture. Kara translates complex constellations of energy and feeling into recognizable forms placed in novel relation to one another.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Flash Art
Articles Featuring Melike Kara
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
Sep 16th, 2019
The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now
16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016
Dec 16th, 2015
16 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2016
Navigate right