Karla Lauden
My recent work explores with a surrealist eye the absurd contradictions that are imposed on our everyday life. The paintings are presented like a play with each character secretly or publicly acting out and revealing their inadequacies, inequalities, and vulnerabilities. Each character is based on real or imaginary personalities who reveal the absurdity of their situations. As poet Paul Celan said, "It is only absurdity that shows the present of the human".