Accolades

Accolaids

Karen Deicas DePodesta has been invited to show her award-winning work in galleries, museums and fine art fairs in Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, the UK and United States. Her work has been featured on television and has been published in numerous books, including “World’s Best 100 Contemporary Artists”.

“ I paint believing that the act of creating and one’s reactions to art should be near subconscious perceptions, causing ones instincts to come alive.”

 

AWARDS

“Best New Artist”  International Art Symposium, Huntington Beach
“Director’s Choice”  RedRum Gallery, Los Angeles
“Award Winner” Globe Gallery, Roswell
“Artist of the Month” July, Juried Online Arts Festival
“Diploma of Excellence” ArtAddiction Gallery, Sweden
“Second Place”  International d’art Miniature, Canada

 

Publications

Book: Dizionario Enciclopedico Internazionale d’Arte
Moderna e Contemporanea, ITALY
Book: New Art International, US
Book: Art of the Americas, Latin American Art Directory
Book: World Best 100 Contemporary Artists, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Book: Living Artists, 13th ed., US
Book: Art International 2002, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Book: ArtFolio, Juried Yearly, US
Magazine: World of Art, Issue 5 Vol. 2
Magazine: New York Gallery and Studio, Vol. 4 No. 4
Newspaper: The Independent, San Francisco, Sep 30th
Newspaper: ArtSource Quarterly, Dec. Issue

 

 ”Deicas’ work is simultaneously strong and subtle”

- Maureen Flynn,  New York Gallery & Studio Magazine

“Her peculiarly  paintings are at once whimsical and psychologically compelling”

- Lawrence Downes,  New York Gallery & Studio Magazine

 

Artist Statement

I paint believing that the act of creating and one’s reaction to art should ne near subconscious perceptions causing ones instincts to come alive. The movement of my body and the subtle rhythm of shifting forms of color lead the way as I use different sensations of light and patchwork to allow the elements on the canvas to dialogue with one another.

I tend to abandon easily recognizable imagery for the sake of exploration and expression. Instead, I balance emotion and reason through the juxtaposition of chaos and order, accentuated at times by the direction of the light. I do not title my paintings, preferring to let the immediacy of the emotion or thought evoked by the painting be my communication to the viewer. My work’s meaning is indivisible from the viewer’s reaction.