Lives in Vancouver, BC
Carla Tak is known for her intricate and evolving abstract works that use colour, impasto and gestural force to convey private associations. Tak was raised in West Vancouver where she developed a strong, independent point of view from an early age. Although always creative, Tak did not start working as a professional artist until she was 50. Drawing on years spent in psychotherapy and inspired by the bold abstractions of the postwar New York School, Tak began exploring in non-objective form the psychological drama of her own personal experiences. Tak employs her palette knife, brushes and hands as the means to manifest emotions, perceptions and memories. The aim is self revelation through gestural release.