Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Nils Karsten

Untitled (Triptych), 2015

Collage
70 1/10 × 48 in
178 × 122 cm
Contact For Price
location
Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Nils Karsten
German, b. 1970
Follow

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.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Nils Karsten
German, b. 1970
Follow

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.

Nils Karsten

Untitled (Triptych), 2015

Collage
70 1/10 × 48 in
178 × 122 cm
Contact For Price
location
Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Other works by Nils Karsten
Other works from Pearl Lam Galleries
Related works
Most Similar
Psychedelic
Face