Karo Akpokiere

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.