Headlands Center for the Arts

Karo Akpokiere

Nigeria | visual
Artist in Residence Program 2017

Artist Statement

My work focuses on fusing experiences and observations from the minutiae of everyday living with my interests in the visual and written aspects of popular culture; it attempts to blur the line between fine art and graphic design, and can be political, social, humorous, and anything else it wants to be. The work I make is an exercise in progress and self-discovery, always changing as new interests and attitudes are formed.

While at Headlands

While at Headlands, I intend to use the varied mix of materials contained in Headlands Center for the Arts’ archives together with experiences from being in San Francisco to create a series of small scale, non-linear drawings that represent my interests in fusing experiences, a sense of place, and my interests in making word/image combinations to tell stories that might be personal, political, or social. I am particularly interested in how being in a “non-urban” environment will influence the work I make.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://www.karoakpokiere.com