Melike Kara


b. 1985, Bernsberg, Germany

Melike Kara’s rapid brushwork and ebullient colour palette imbue her works with the energy of her frenzied subjects and their unsettling, dream-like worlds. Echoing the work of her mentor, Rosemarie Trockel, Kara creates sculpture and large-scale paintings that are playful yet sinister; by testing the limitations of the human form, she juxtaposes a seemingly vapid human sociability with an ever-present sexual desire.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
To Be Titled, 2016 Graphite, acrylic and oil sticks on canvas 200 x 280 cm | 70.87 x 78.74 in