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© The Artist

Eight works from the 'Slow Learner' series, 2007

Linda Karshan (b.1947)

Beyond the threshold

  • Medium:
    Drypoint prints on paper
  • Dimensions:
    Each 31.5 × 23.5 cm
  • Collection:
    The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
  • Coll. No:

Click above to view a studio visit of artist Linda Karshan and co-curators Katherine George, Nina Ledwoch and Margherita Dosi Delfini.

Linda Karshan’s abstract compositions reveal the process of their making. Slow Learner is a series of 32 prints that marks the joys and frustrations of the creative process. The artist creates these etchings by balancing on one foot, slowly shifting her centre of gravity forward to draw a line. Viewed sequentially, they register a journey that follows Karshan’s marks on paper. The series reveals the moment she begins to gain creative control. As such it mediates the space between experimentation and finished artwork. 

Individual titles from left to right: N. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32