A.I. – 2018

A.I.  Artificial Intelligence, (noun)

The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

[from Oxford Living Dictionaries, English (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/artificial_intelligence)]

 

A.I.   Artificial Intelligence, what everyone is talking about, thinking about, giving so much significance to…

In a world where artificial intelligence, robotics and digitisation are so much a focus of life and the future, it is incumbent upon Karen, as an artist to draw her viewers’ attention to the fact that there is so much more to the world, our lives and our experiences than zeros and ones, ons and offs.

So much more to the world, to life.

A.I.   Abstracted Impressions… reminders of the life before us, the physicality of the world and that life, and the physicality of our perceptions.

The paintings in this body of work are abstracted impressions of locations that Karen has visited; locations that have had a significant impact on her – visually, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually.  In order to retain our humanity, each one of us needs to remain open to the myriad of ways that our physical environment impacts us.  By remaining acutely aware of the physicality of our existence, we retain our distinction from the robotic world.