Kara Joslyn

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: http://www.karajoslyn.com

City / State: Los Angeles, CA

Kara Joslyn’s airbrushed paintings and large-scale wall works are primarily black and white, revealing her strong relationship to drawing, DIY zines and posters, photocopy machines, and a love of black toner. 

Joslyn’s realistic paintings of paper sculptures are airbrushed with polymer-based car paints and optical pigments that sparkle with rainbow mini-flake iridescence and change from color to gray scale depending on the viewer’s vantage point. Her painted images, set against black space, pull from sensibilities of baroque painting, So Cal light and space art, and punk flyers.

The matte finish of the airbrushed surface refuses to reflect the viewer’s image, and instead, absorbs light in a fantastical rendered space.