Kika obtained her awesome name from her birthplace of Budapest, Hungary. Then, once she was old enough to spell it she promptly moved to the US. Karadi grew up in the Midwest before settling in New York City in 2005.
Working only in black-and-white, Karadi creates her compositions with studio flotsam - masking tape, cardboard, scrap paper etc. She arranges them on linen, then covers it all in black ink. The final step is to remove the 'debris,' revealing the negative space composition.
Karadi's abstractions capture a process. It groups her with artists like Ryan Foerster and Hugh Scott Douglas and their low-fi photography, Sam Falls and his flowers, or Bas van den Hurk and his gentle staining. For these young artists, their artworks are a record of an activity.
P.S. In case you are in the holiday mood to buy, one of her archival inkjet prints can be found on Exhibiton A for 400 dollaaaa