Karl De Waal

Brisbane, Queensland

Artist Karl De Waal believes that his work is quite simply a commentary of watching the world trying to make sense of its paradoxes and ironies.

His practice attempts to expose the distance between what we see and know and the tenuous connections and links that help build, define, and construct our personal realities and identities. His work is hard to pigeonhole as he employs an abundant array of diverse styles and mediums.

Karl believes collage, assemblage and chance are the driving principles which guide his practice. In a contemporary world, where the bulimic consumption of experience and knowledge saturates us, his work seeks to remind us of the fragile nature of humanity.