karla paredes

the artist

*18.12.77 in lima, perú;
works in essen and hertogenbosch, netherlands
sculpture, installation, mixed-media
↪ https://www.karla-paredes-k.com/

karla paredes @ geronimo:
06.03.— 17.04.21

↪since 2019 study of visual arts and post-contemporary practice || master of arts || avk/stjoost art academy, avans university of applied science || hertogenbosch | netherlands
↪2015-2018 study of sculpture || university of fine arts essen | essen
↪2013-2014 free art || ruhrakademie schwerte | schwerte
↪2003-2006 study of film/ television/camera | university of applied sciences dortmund | dortmund
↪2003 artistic and pictorial language and verbalisation || art lobby | hannover

geronimo says

the connection and tension between the organic and the man-made world are karla paredes’ main themes. karla’s work results from a deep understanding of natural processes and forms. by combining materials like clay, wood or cast with synthetic and natural objects, karla creates poetic sculptures. it is a game of coincidence and control which she plays to incorporate physical contact with her work. sometimes fragile, sometimes full of strenght, the objects are playing with the contrasts of life.

karla is creating installations from her sculptural work, to show the deeper connection between things. within herself, western logic collides with a south american mysthycism, balancing these influences allows a creating force which is essential for karla’s work.
both the natural and the manufactured world are part of our reality. karla is diving into the connection between ourselves and our environment. how do we define nature?


↪2020 ↪nichts ist ohne raum || forum kunst & architektur | essen
↪2019 ↪fabric of art 701 e.V. und renaissance ag || open space for 51 international artists || historisch bandwerbefabrik kaiser & dicke | wuppertal
↪auf der suche des verlorenen faden || intercultural week krefeld | krefeldoffene ateliers || essenrevierkunst || zeche ewald | herten
↪2018 ↪unterm strich || kulturbunker | kölndegree Show 2018 || university of fine arts essen | essen
↪2017 ↪meisterwerk – offene nordstadtateliers Dortmund || dortmund7.essener förderpreis 2017 nominierten ausstellung || university of fine arts essen || essen
↪2016 unter Gleisen || rottstr-5-kunsthallen | bochum
↪2012 Rundgang 2012 || hb 55 räume der kunst | berlin

awards and grants

↪2017 germany scholarship || university of fine arts essen nomination 7 essener sponsorship award 2017 || essen