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Karla Black

Turning heads at this year’s Venice Biennale with her pastel-toned installation at the Scottish Pavilion, the artist Karla Black uses crushed pigments, cellophane and diluted water-based paints to create large-scale works with a predominantly sweet, chalky palette. Stylus looks at this recent Turner Prize nominee’s fascination with hues derived from soaps, make-up and other cosmetic materials, reflecting a revival in powdery pastels.

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