Opening Reception: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, July 9
Carla Tak’s work offers bodily, subjective experiences through painterly marks drawn from intuition, at times graffiti-like, at times lyrical. Tak’s work balances on the edge of intuition and reason, showing full harmony in disarray.
Carla Tak is a successful self-taught artist whose practice focuses on abstraction in the realm of painting. Stylistically, Tak’s paintings ranges from bold impasto colour palettes to muted applications of whites, blacks and grays, though she does not limit herself in style. Tak emphasises her process in her practice and creates her images largely based off of intuition. Refraining from titling her works allows a more subjective response to the materiality and form presented, which allows impressions of color, line, and composition to become more about the works’ presence in relationship with the viewer’s body.
Tak currently lives and works in Vancouver, and her work is held in collections in Canada and the United States.