Nils Karsten, ‘Colors’, 2015, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Signature: Dated and signed on recto.

About Nils Karsten

Though Nils Karsten received both his BFA and MFA in painting, he has become known for printmaking, collage, and drawing because of his preference for working with paper. Karsten aptly summarizes his practice in saying, “I like to invent techniques, I love to steal images.” The artist is infamous for his six-foot-square, hand-carved woodblock prints, using a process that Karsten developed over the course of seven years. His collages are composed of clippings from newspapers and magazines, while his drawings borrow or reimagine text and imagery from popular culture like song lyrics, children’s toys, and celebrity autographs. Karsten draws influence from Otto Dix, Sigmar Polke, Henry Darger, and the German Surrealists of the 1930s.

German, b. 1970, Hamburg, Germany, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Nils Karsten: Here Are The Keys II, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, New York
Cutting Room: Nils Karsten Solo Exhibition, Pearl Lam Galleries, Sheung Wang

Group Shows on Artsy

SHE INSPIRES, The Untitled Space, New York