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Karen McEndoo
Tregony, Cornwall
“Based in the South West, Karen McEndoo’s work is drawn from the dichotomy of chaos and humanity’s constant search for balance, exploring the diametric of light and dark, existence, non-existence, matter and anti-matter. One mechanism to achieve this balance is science- a measured interpretation of man’s encounter with the world. The process of abstraction, works similarly as a visual means of navigating these dichotomies.  Within the abstracted chaos, discernable shapes rise and blur before reaching formation. Sweeps of colour appear removed, as if filtered through a lens, fighting against the black which quietly pervades many of McEndoo’s paintings. Opposites existing in the physical qualities of paint itself are explored- flat planes are challenged by exposed layering, muddied hues bleed around strong primaries, texture built is at once reduced.  Bleary forms abut sharp blocks of colour, generating a sense of movement- a dancing shift in focus. At first seemingly restful, McEndoo’s work is imbued with a taut energy.” Emma Leaper 2016
During her childhood Karen lived in various countries in Africa including Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya which had a huge influence on her life. On returning to the UK she embarked on a foundation course before her Diploma in Graphics and Illustration at the Somerset College of Art More recently Karen’s work has evolved into abstraction and she is a regular exhibitor and associate member of the Penwith Gallery in St Ives and a full member of the St Ives Society. Other memberships include SWAc, NDA and the Bideford and Westward Ho Society of Art and The National Association of Acrylic Painters Karen regularly exhibits at The Tregony Gallery on the Roseland Peninsular and at the Meta Gallery in Penzance She lives and works in Tregony near Truro, Cornwall
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