“How I found authenticity in creating” by Karma Sirikogar

Hosted at BU Gallery

part of a series on Craft

About the speaker

Karma Sirikogar is one of the most exciting artists in Bangkok, and a great representation of a young inspiring woman. She is an artist with a diverse background, as her nationality is Thai, ethnicity is Indian and birthplace is Singapore. She began her career as a graphic designer, then transitioned into fine art to discover and develop her own visual language. Currently she works within a variety of disciplines in art & design from traditional to digital mediums. Her work is often described as abstract-surrealist, psychedelic and explosively feminine.

Karma’s vibrant & dimensional works transcend cultural boundaries into a universal aesthetic, conveying a sense of meditative formalism through the exploration of line, form, movement and colour. She freely bends, twists and turns abstract shapes of contrasting colours into visual harmony, leading the viewers eyes through flowing inscapes of geometric-organic-psychedelic splendour. Karma experiments with mixing traditional and digital mediums - canvases become 3 dimensional, digital drawings are printed then painted, spray painted murals that are completed with digital projections - are some examples.

Karma has been artistically trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and Tagore’s Kala Bhavan Institute of Fine Arts in India. She has had over 40 exhibitions as well as participated in numerous art residencies around the world. She has worked with brands like Vodafone, Starboard, Freitag, New Balance, Singha Beer and Converse.

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