Representational Ambiguity | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Representational Ambiguity

Martino Gallery, 2nd floor

Painting Demonstration | July 20th | Martino Gallery at 5:30 | FREE

Architecture and structure reduced to pure geometry and interpreted in a painterly fashion as a vehicle for light and shadow, and as an exploration of representational art dissolving into abstraction.


                   Beauty in the Beast, 15 x 22 in., watercolor                    X-Factor, 15 x 11 in., watercolor       

Artist Bio 

Ken Karlic's watercolors can best be described as sophisticated chaos, as an accurate drawing gives way to a spontaneous painting to create a beautiful mess. He's interested in how something feels, and enjoys painting quickly to create works that may be experienced slowly. Ken is represented by McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Y:ART Gallery in Baltimore, Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster PA, and William RIS Gallery in New York. This year Ken will be painting in plein-air competitions including Paint Annapolis, Door County Invitational in Door County WI, and Cape Ann Plein Air in Rockport MA. In addition to painting, Ken teaches "Expressive and Fun Watercolors" at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville MD, and is a partner in the graphic design firm Splice Design Group, with clients including the Guggenheim Foundation and Smithsonian. He is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), a Signature Artist Member of Baltimore Watercolor Society, a Signature Artist Member of Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey, and a member in the Annapolis Watercolor Club. Ken Karlic lives and works in Bel Air MD.


                                         A Place Divided, 10 x 22 in., watercolor