"I am different"


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9x13 in, ed. of 10

13x19 in, ed. of 30

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Deconstruction is a series of self-portraits using models and objects that explore the relationship between identity and assimilation while navigating the cultural issue of the idealization of women in the Western world.

Karen grew up with the idea that ordinary dreams are impossible to reach. Her mother married at sixteen. As a result, she missed experiencing her teenage years by taking on the role of a housewife while still so young herself. Her frustration translated to Karen into a word/feeling; “impossible”. Now, she stages her photographs, creating surreal scenes where she has control over everything, and everything is possible. The meticulously arranged images present uncertainty through unexpected elements, generating an intersection between possibility and impossibility.
Ironically, the use of pink comes from the Spanish saying: “No todo en la Vida es color de rosa.” Translated literally into the English language, it means “not everything in life is rosy. Hence, all in life is truly not perfect.

Karen is interested in understanding the realities of other women. She wants to create a dialogue between her photographs and the viewer where the answers are not absolute truths. The name Deconstruction, borrowed from Jacques Derrida and reinterpreted here, shows how we rebuild ourselves based on what we have learned and what has been imposed upon us. 

"I am the egg"


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9x13 in, ed. of 30

13x19 in, ed. of 30

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"I am an object"


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9x13 in, ed. of 30

13x19 in, ed. of 30


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"I am her"


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9x13 in, ed. of 40

13x19 in, ed. of 100

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"Untitled"


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9x13 in, ed. of 10

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"The nest and I"


Archival Pigment Print (Signed & Numbered)

9x13 in, ed. of 10

13x19 in, ed. of 10

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