New work! First, some personal projects - patterned and layered portraits:
Some work for Be Magazine in France Be.com
Some characters for Desjardins...
A piece for More about getting cancer from UV lights in nail salons....(Jeez)
and a piece from a breast cancer feature for Vita magazine...
Monday, December 06, 2010
Shisomiso is once again hosting draping classes with Angelika Werth. I've taken most of them, and they are SO GREAT. If you're interested in designing clothes (in a way that really makes sense), sign up! In addition to Angelika's classes, I'll be teaching a screenprinting on fabric class. Oh yeah, and I designed the poster.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 6:31 PM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
While in LA, my cousin and I went to a figure drawing session called 'Gallery Girls'. The models are in various stages of dress/undress, wearing costumes and headpieces. There is usually a theme to the evening, on this night the theme was 'silver', so lots of lamé and shiny pasties. All in all, a fun night of drawing. The Gallery Girls facebook page here.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 5:04 PM
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
If you're in the LA area, check out a group illustration show at Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra. Thanks to Wade for including my work!
I was in LA for the opening, and it was a good time. The show is up until August 9th.
You can also see the work online at http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/pieces/258
The top photo is of me posing like a big nerd in front of my piece, the bottom is a tiny sample of some of the work in the show.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 4:06 PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I recently completed 9 paintings for a show I named 'Lolita'. The idea behind it was to explore the idea of youth and sexuality. The show is up at Shisomiso Boutique & Gallery until the end of June.
lolita / [loh-lee-tuh] noun
1. a novel (1955) by Vladimir Nabokov.
3. Also, Lo·le·ta. a female given name, form of Charlotte or Dolores.
nymphet / [nim-fet] noun
1. a young nymph.
2. a sexually attractive young girl.
3. a sexually precocious girl or young woman.
nym·phet (nĭm-fět', nĭm'fĭt)
4. A pubescent girl regarded as sexually desirable.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 3:02 PM
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
A while back I came across these great vintage flour sacks, they look like misprints, but I'm not totally sure. From what I understand, people would buy their flour and it would be packaged in these large textile bags. They would soak the paper label off of them, (they come off quite easily with a bit of moisture), then they would be transformed into skirts, dresses, pillowcases, curtains, etc. What a great way to recycle! And we thought we had it all figured out in terms of 'green living'. I'm not sure how old these are, but wherever they were stored, they were kept in good condition. I have many different brands of flour, along with a variety of colors and border patterns. Score!
Posted by Karen Klassen at 3:07 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The pieces were very large, and because of that I created all the individual elements with traditional media, then scanned and assembled in Photoshop. The file sizes were huge, and my computer got very bogged down and I swear I saw smoke at one point. Here are a few shots of what the individual pieces looked like before scanning, all work done with mixed media on paper.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 3:08 PM