CHOREOGRAPHY OF SPACE
The act of sketching for Karam is a lifelong, almost instinctive practice; not only a tool to express/approach the self and the other, but also to comprehend and configure a relation to personal and external realities. Karam’s work on paper is thus the foundation from which his paintings, sculptures and public art emerge and expand.
‘’For me, says Karam, the creative process is basically a manifestation of the inquisitive mind and human condition through stories, memories and identities, starting always with the stroke of a pencil. Although constantly in doubt, I have the certainty that it is about creating, not destroying. Sometimes, it feels like we are working against the tide, but it just needs persistence; this optimistic act of sketching.’’
Choreography of Space is a series of works on paper that revolves around Karam´s relation to A.MUSE.UM, or ‘The Muse’, his personal working place; a space for the artist to reflect, create and experiment. The series was the starting point for nine large works, painted in his new studio while the building was still being completed.