We have a strange relationship to photographs, in that we overlook the artifice. Conversely, in paintings all we see is the artifice. In my paintings, I have attempted to create hybrids that have elements of photographs (such as the color scale) and elements of paintings (in that they are brushwork). The goal is not to create realism, but to pull the mediated and mediation so close together that they nearly touch.
KARL ZUEHLKE is an artist, translator, and teacher. Zuehlke’s artwork has appeared in The Penn Review, Cream City Review, Adroit Journal, Reed Magazine, Tint, Peatsmoke, and elsewhere.