In this retrospective exhibition in honour of his 60th birthday, Karisik consciously remains true to himself and re-examines the strength and authenticity found in his pictorial language.
He patiently constructs his world of interiors into spaces of intimacy and mystery. The archaeology of walls - the raw material of his creative discourse – has become a recognizable element of Karisik's calligraphy as a painter. His walls are marked by a triumph of splashes, cracks, lumps, seams, and drips, revealing the sophisticated tactility of his painting.
Karisik invites us to step through his door into the harmony of his landscape. He paints the very spirit of nature, but with a human presence – a distant village enveloped in mist, grazing sheep, a footpath leading the imagination somewhere beyond.
With his extraordinary articulation and sensibility, Karisik takes us on his creative journey and we celebrate with him the richness of painting.