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Douglas Adam Karson

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2014

Artworks for sale: 5

(1)

United Kingdom

About Douglas Adam Karson

 
 
  • Biography

    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. He founded Art Battle UK, a live painting event that brings artists and art lovers together in a unique environment. Douglas has participated in and organised over 30 group and solo exhibitions internationally in the UK and the United States, and his work has been featured in magazines such as Art Reveal and Creativ Paper. 


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  • Education

    2012 - 2017

    Ashokananda School of Yoga

    2008 - 2009

    French Culinary Institute

    2002 - 2006

    University of New Hampshire

  • Awards

    2017

    Shortlist Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

    Shortlisted for the final prize of the 2017 Ashurst Emerging Artist

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    2017

    Longlist Columbia Threadneedle Prize

    For my piece
    Portait of a Poet: Tom Dewey

    2017

    Feature Average art Magazine November Edition

    One of the featured artists in Average Art Magazine for my piece Rules #4
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Becoming

    Dates: Aug. 4, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2017

    Venue: The Farm Pub, Bristol, UK

    This collection of works focuses on the pursuit of Universal Truths.

    The principle works; We are the Cosmos, Rainbow Ladder, and Refraction; refer directly the truth of light, balance and yoga. Despite human disagreement, there are truths in this Universe and they are true whether we believe them or not.

    Light is the great trickster. We see it as white while it carries the full spectrum. This illusion and light’s ability to work as both particle and wave define us, our existence and all matter.

    Balance is always present whether we are aware of it or not. We might think we are separate from the natural world, yet it is intrinsic to our humanity and animal nature.

    Yoga means unity. We are all unified by the truths of what we are. We are unified in the cycle of life, death and rebirth.

    The other works involved in this show are all related to the process of arriving at these truths.

    Event: the ONE2 festival

    Dates: May 11, 2017 - May 24, 2017

    Venue: The Taproom, Hackney, London, UK

    As an organiser and participant, this 14 days event was great exposure for me and my work. I also sold 7 paintings at price, had multiple interviews and articles written about me and my work.

    Event: The Art Pop-Up

    Dates: Sept. 15, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

    Venue: various, London Southbank, Blackfriars to Tate Modern, London

    In this twn day solo show, Douglas opened his works to the general public to great success. With over 25 works sold in 10 days, it was a great return from travelling and sharing all the work he developed in his time abroad.

    This was Douglas's first show since returning from 18 months abroad.

    Event: Time Two Paint

    Dates: Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014

    Venue: South Kilburn Studios, 2a Canterbury Road

    I team up again with Tim Stocks to show and share our work. Just in time for the holidays. Love and art for us all!

    Event: Berlin Boys and Velvet Minds

    Dates: Oct. 24, 2014 - Oct. 24, 2014

    Venue: Asia Centre Wood Green, 8 Caxton Road, London, N22

    A collection of works displayed by Douglas Karson and his friend and fellow artist Tim Stocks. 1 night only event!

    Event: Local Cafe'

    Dates: Sept. 2, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014

    Venue: Cafe Teria, London

    Hi All,

    I have a series of works hanging at the local cafe in London.
    Cafe Teria
    238 Langham Rd
    London N15 3NB

    Stop by and have a sip of the ol' black cuppa inspiration!

    Event: Philadelphia Street Vendor

    Dates: Jan. 2, 2010 - July 1, 2010

    Venue: Philadelphia Street Market, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    While living in Philadelphia, there was a monthly art gathering where I was a regular seller.

    Event: First Show

    Dates: July 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2010

    Venue: Jeffrey's Meat Market, New York, NY

    This was my first exhibtion in New York and it was amazing. I also sold work on the street regularly there.

Links


Education

2012 - 2017

Ashokananda School of Yoga

2008 - 2009

French Culinary Institute

2002 - 2006

University of New Hampshire


Awards

2017

Shortlist Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

Shortlisted for the final prize of the 2017 Ashurst Emerging Artist

Show more awardsHide

2017

Longlist Columbia Threadneedle Prize

For my piece
Portait of a Poet: Tom Dewey

2017

Feature Average art Magazine November Edition

One of the featured artists in Average Art Magazine for my piece Rules #4

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Becoming

Dates: Aug. 4, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2017

Venue: The Farm Pub, Bristol, UK

This collection of works focuses on the pursuit of Universal Truths.

The principle works; We are the Cosmos, Rainbow Ladder, and Refraction; refer directly the truth of light, balance and yoga. Despite human disagreement, there are truths in this Universe and they are true whether we believe them or not.

Light is the great trickster. We see it as white while it carries the full spectrum. This illusion and light’s ability to work as both particle and wave define us, our existence and all matter.

Balance is always present whether we are aware of it or not. We might think we are separate from the natural world, yet it is intrinsic to our humanity and animal nature.

Yoga means unity. We are all unified by the truths of what we are. We are unified in the cycle of life, death and rebirth.

The other works involved in this show are all related to the process of arriving at these truths.

Event: the ONE2 festival

Dates: May 11, 2017 - May 24, 2017

Venue: The Taproom, Hackney, London, UK

As an organiser and participant, this 14 days event was great exposure for me and my work. I also sold 7 paintings at price, had multiple interviews and articles written about me and my work.

Event: The Art Pop-Up

Dates: Sept. 15, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016

Venue: various, London Southbank, Blackfriars to Tate Modern, London

In this twn day solo show, Douglas opened his works to the general public to great success. With over 25 works sold in 10 days, it was a great return from travelling and sharing all the work he developed in his time abroad.

This was Douglas's first show since returning from 18 months abroad.

Event: Time Two Paint

Dates: Dec. 11, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014

Venue: South Kilburn Studios, 2a Canterbury Road

I team up again with Tim Stocks to show and share our work. Just in time for the holidays. Love and art for us all!

Event: Berlin Boys and Velvet Minds

Dates: Oct. 24, 2014 - Oct. 24, 2014

Venue: Asia Centre Wood Green, 8 Caxton Road, London, N22

A collection of works displayed by Douglas Karson and his friend and fellow artist Tim Stocks. 1 night only event!

Event: Local Cafe'

Dates: Sept. 2, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014

Venue: Cafe Teria, London

Hi All,

I have a series of works hanging at the local cafe in London.
Cafe Teria
238 Langham Rd
London N15 3NB

Stop by and have a sip of the ol' black cuppa inspiration!

Event: Philadelphia Street Vendor

Dates: Jan. 2, 2010 - July 1, 2010

Venue: Philadelphia Street Market, Philadelphia, PA, USA

While living in Philadelphia, there was a monthly art gathering where I was a regular seller.

Event: First Show

Dates: July 1, 2007 - Jan. 1, 2010

Venue: Jeffrey's Meat Market, New York, NY

This was my first exhibtion in New York and it was amazing. I also sold work on the street regularly there.


 

Biography

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. He founded Art Battle UK, a live painting event that brings artists and art lovers together in a unique environment. Douglas has participated in and organised over 30 group and solo exhibitions internationally in the UK and the United States, and his work has been featured in magazines such as Art Reveal and Creativ Paper. 


 
 
 
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