Nils Karsten

Originally from Hamburg, Germany, the artist apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in Berlin before moving to New York in 1995. For years Nils Karsten has been gathering various images from printed materials as well as personal and found photographs. Karsten carefully stores and studies his source materials, and processes these images until he considers them his own. He freely associates disparate images to create his narratives and finds something new within the old and overlooked. Karsten currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.