by Casper Johansson in New Art on Tuesday 20 January 2009

From direct, urban, almost punk foundations, London-based artist Karl Bielik’s recent work has moved towards a more subtle and refined aesthetic. Brash combinations of found materials and industrial paints have given way to calculated mark making and a more sophisticated use of color. These messy, graphic oil paintings retain the energy of his earlier work but the literal and emotional darkness has become an implicit yet subtle undercurrent.
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