Karen Blake

BA (Hons) Drawing 2011

Camberwell College of Arts

  • Walking classes
  • Walking classes
  • Book of Folds 2012 (detail) At its most basic a book consists of a folio – a sheet of paper once folded.
  • void-ances, Mown circle: earth on Vimeo


We used to know what place was. Now we are not so sure. Blake draws out uncertain correlations between place, self and movement. Often using mapping techniques and locomotive technology, digital and hand drawn marks, her practice is in 4D, 3D, drawing and books. Journeying is innately human. It opens up connections. With GPS tracking devices you can turn tracks into lines. Then you can look at how things correlate. In the digital era, the 'to and fro' between actual and virtual space agitates and alters our reality.
Group Exhibitions:
2011-12 Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition 'Walking Classes'
2012 January Leeds Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, Leeds University, AM Bruno, 'Book of Folds', edition of 10.
2012 June-July Sput+Nik Gallery, Porto, Portugal, Skin Deep, 'Passages, 1940'
2012 September Whitechapel Gallery London Art Book Fair: 'void-ances', edition of 10



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