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DAKArtist

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Artist

First Name and Last Name

Douglas Karson

City

Bristol

Art Style

Art Style

Painter and Sculptor

Biography

About

Douglas Karson is an American-born artist living and working in Bristol. Self-taught, his practice incorporates storytelling, poetry and ink on paper with a particular focus on painting. Bold colour, geometry and a sensitivity to line and balance characterise his paintings, which are informed by personal and spiritual philosophies. His ongoing series, THE RULES, uses elements from Greco-Roman philosophy, Chinese mythology, Yogic theory and Hindi philosophy to formulate a process of painting-as-manifesto, or manifesto-as-painting. A rigid formal framework and methodology engenders infinite potential outcomes, each a cross-cultural message suffused with subtle politics. 

Douglas believes passionately in creating and nurturing artist communities. Douglas has participated in and organised over 30 group and solo exhibitions internationally in the UK and the United States.

Exhibitions

Education

Education History

University of New Hampshire

August 2002 – May 2006

B.A. Political Science, 

Minors in  Philosophy and Italian

 

Durham, NH, USA

Contact Details

Website

http://www.dougkarson.com

Represented by

Keep Art It LTD and Singulart