Carla Tak is a Canadian artist known for her intricate and involving abstract works that use colour, impasto and gestural force to convey private associations. In her studio, Tak often uses classical music to help ease the flow between the eye, mind and hand. Her process is intuitive and physical - mindful but open to spontaneous action.
Several paintings may be developed simultaneously but each is resolved at their own pace - some in days or weeks while others require months of attention. Tak titles each piece according to the year and order of their completion - a system that affords a chronological view of her creative history. While intimately personal, Tak regards her paintings as “open spaces of discovery” and allows that each piece is subject to the viewer’s own unguided associations.