‘The Masquerade’ by Karla Pereira
Artist: Karla Pereira
Title: ‘The Masquerade’
Medium: Oil on Wood
Dimensions: 7″ x 5″
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: Spain
About the Artist:
Karla Pereira is a pop surrealist based in Zaragoza (Spain). Since she was little she felt intrigued by drawing, painting, singing, dance and all art in general, but she did not receive any formal training in any of these areas. Her interest in art continued through the years and in 2012 she started studying towards a degree in History of Art, at the same time she started self-taught oil painting.
These early works focus on an expressionist style, inspired by painters like Edvard Munch or Jackson Pollock. After some time, inspired by the Blythe dolls, she started doing paintings that focus on female characters, whose appearance (head and big eyes) resembles these dolls. During the course of her career in History of Art, she discovered new styles and iconography that inspire her work, exerting a great influence from the Renaissance, Baroque and European portraiture periods from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Her work also reflects the beauty and power of women, being them the main characters of her paintings, and the exaltation of beautiful and precious animals like the cat is an important subject of her pieces too. Her work have been exhibited already in several countries and sold to collectors around the world.