CreativPaper Issue No. 009 Vol 1

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/DOUGLAS A. KARSON Pursuing a career in art from the age of twenty, artist Doug Karson, who grew up in Arkansas, United States but now lives in Bristol, United Kingdom, was influenced by racism, violence and ignorance growing up. These experiences left a lasting impression on his psyche, something he now challenges in his work. The constant barrage of content we are exposed to through social media is another aspect that Doug consumes, decodes and encodes into his art. After completing an early series of works, he sold five on the streets of New York, followed by a solo show at Jeffrey’s Meat Market on the Lower East Side. An avid sportsman in his younger years, a neck injury left him numb on the left side, yoga and art were a vital component of his healing process. @dakartist