Karen Tronel lives and works in London. She holds an MA in Fine Art from UAL Chelsea College of Art (2017/18) and previously completed a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art also at Chelsea College (2016/17).
Tronel works across a range of artistic processes spanning painting, sculpture, large-scale installation, digital drawing, writing and film. She has consistently combined a variety of materials, narratives, mediums and techniques with a strong emphasis on experimentation.
Her practice explores the absurd, the awkward and the humorous within everyday language, objects, beings, conventions, and behaviours by looking at them through a distorted or distanced angle.
This shifted perception sometimes takes the form of strange/funny/grotesque creatures which simultaneously attract, intrigue and disturb by appearing familiar and yet illogical - they are endearing misfits comprising equal measures of ridicule and powerful defiance while hinting at an alternative space and time.
Soliciting the imagination, and seeking out gaps within which to introduce unexpected voices, Tronel's work creates a unique environment of objects and images which looks to challenge, reflect on and question the shared complex experiences and predicaments of the everyday.