Artist Karl Haendel renders a variety of loosely associated imagery through seductively photo realistic graphite drawings. Haendel has become known presenting his works in a non-linear fashion, and for creating a wide range of meticulous rendered images. His unique salon-style presentation offers the opportunity to re-contextualize each image as they are read in proximity to the artist’s other images. The result creates infinitely new relationships between the drawings. Some of the works are stacked against the wall only partly exposed, while others are placed in such proximity that the frames touch.
Haendel was born in New York and received a degree in art semiotics and art history from Brown University (1998). The artist attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program before receiving his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (2003). Currently, Haendel is presenting his third solo exhibition with Anna Helwing Gallery in Los Angeles.