The first time I saw one I couldn't pull my eyes away. I stood there, mouth open, eyes locked, unaware of the people bustling by. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever encountered. That moment changed my art forever.
Title: Silent Sanctuary
Size: 24" x 24"
Medium: Oil on Copper, Wood Support
This piece appears in the film "Karina of Atlanta Copperworks Studio". You can watch the film to see this piece, and also to learn more about my art. To view the film, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPd79oKJ-h4
This piece was hanging in the lobby of Defoor Gallery from September 2010 until January 2011. Now it can be yours. This beautiful abstract measures 24” x 24”. Two copper sheets are wrapped around a pine board. There are gorgeous reflections from the copper showing through. This piece has lots of scratches and swirls in the paint. My work is COLLECTED and RECOGNIZED! Now is your chance to Own an ORIGINAL!
My art has been featured on the National Television Series “College Hill Five“ and has appeared in books, magazines, retail outlets, and galleries.
As with all my copper paintings, nail and hammer marks are retained. This painting will change in different lighting due to the reflective qualities of the copper underneath. This painting is wired and ready to hang. The copper "eyes" are placed in such a way that the painting may be rewired to hang horizontally--or even upside down. Each copper eye has a felt backing to protect your wall. The painting is signed and dated on the back.
My work is titled based on current personal experience and the look of a piece. When a painting is purchased, I reveal the explanation of title to the owner. We are the only ones who have this information, unless the owner decides to reveal it. In this way, the owner and I have a personal connection through the painting. The purchaser will receive a Certificate of Authenticity and an Explanation of Title.
I am one of a handful of artists in America who uses copper as a canvas. You may see many artists that use metallic paint, but I am the only one on this site that uses this amazing medium.
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Photos of interiors may not be to scale.
My work sells very quickly so if you see something you like buy it now. Don’t let a piece you love get away.
URBAN ART FROM ATLANTA COPPER ARTIST
Voted BEST VISUAL ARTIST by CREATIVE LOAFING READERS 2008
In the Press.....
Southern Living Magazine...coming soon!
FORM Artistic Independence 2008, for sale on Amazon.com
Copper in the Arts Magazine, June 2007
Tulane Review, Spring 2007
Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, April 2007
Gwinnett Daily Post, November 2006
NY Arts Magazine, Art Fairs International, China Arts……review, Tips and Picks, January/February 2006
Television and Film…
College Hill 5, BET Network, March-May 2008
Push and Pull….Defoor Gallery, Atlanta Georgia, Opening September 12, 2008
Awards and Recognition..
VOTED BEST VISUAL ARTIST by CREATIVE LOAFING READERS 2008
My work is displayed at ….
Inside Design, Atlanta GA, Perimeter Mall
Dream Giver’s Gallery….Toccoa GA
Gallery 873.…Ivins, UT
Sassafras Grille…..Rome, GA
Modern Danish, Marietta, GA
The Cotton Patch…..Augusta, GA
Staley's Grace....Atlanta, GA
Art on 5, Atlanta's Urban Gallery....Atlanta, GA
The Big Chill and Grill......Chattanooga, TN
Atlantic Center Plaza Athletic Club.....Atlanta, GA
Here's what Copper in the Arts says......
"A Shining example of an American Artist leading this exciting movement and highlighting copper's importance in today's contemporary art world"......Copper In the Arts, July 2007
Others have this to say….
“You have amazing talent and produce beautiful works”……L.A., Southern Living Magazine
“Wow! I Love your art! It was a pleasure looking’ at it every day”….Dorion, College Hill 5 cast, BET Network
"It's truly hard to appreciate your art online".......C.B., Dallas TX
"Unusual and effective".......World Art Media
"An artist who is coming into her own"......Portfolio South
"Your work is beautiful"....T.W.G., South Carolina
"what a wonderful still life-truly amazing artist-very pleased A+++ " ....L.P., Boston, MA
"I could look at this for hours! Right when I think I have memorized every pattern, the light changes and it becomes a whole new painting. "...J.K., Gyoma, Hungary
"Your art is cool"...K.A., Hawaii
"I LOVE it!!! Its great!"...A.G., Portland, OR
"I LOVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ...L.B., Plano, TX
"Very very cool! That is the most fantastic thing! Just beautiful!".........L.W., Panama City, FL
"I''''m really liking your style!".......A.H., Staley's Grace
"Emotion and Shimmering Copper. Uplifting! Extremely Talented Working Artist! Hope to see more! AA+"........M.R., Dalton, GA
"Absolutely love it! Fantastic Piece. Would definitely buy again."........R.L., Torrance, CA
"Kudos to you for your eye-tempting brain-teasing absolutely delicious work! It''''s fresh, inventive and evocative. In the interest of redundancy, I love it!...Mary--Illinois, USA
"I can't count the number of times I''''ve said "wow," when you posted new work. ".........S.W., Lincoln, NE
"They just keep getting better. I have a WALL dedicated to your work. THANKS!"......C.B., Dallas, TX
Does the art on your walls make others stop and stare? Is the art you own an enchanting conversation piece when you have a party or group of friends over? Do you like being one of the first collectors who has the eye to spot a popular artist before they are well known? Does the art you own seem to pull you in, moving and changing throughout the day as a wonderful escape?
Fortunately, it’s easy to own a ONE OF A KIND ORIGINAL from Karina Keri-Matuszak!
The day I saw a copper painting in 2005 was the day my art was taken to a whole other level. I'm so glad I discovered this rare and unique art form. I'm thrilled to be able to bring this type of art to you too, so that you can experience it in person as well.
My name is Karina Keri-Matuszak. I specialize in Copper Art. Copper Art is very unusual. It has a shimmering stained glass feel, but is much more urban and rough. It is very rustic, and retains hammer marks and nails. Copper Art takes on a completely different look based on the lighting and the reflective quality of the copper. It almost seems to move and change. I'm sure you will enjoy this art as much as I enjoyed creating it!
I exhibit my work all over the country. I sell online, in retail outlets, and in galleries.
INVEST NOW------My work sells FAST. Get yours before the Southern Living article appears for best pricing!
Thank you for your purchase!