Khat Karim is a self-taught, aspiring artist from Milton, Ontario. She has been exploring her artistic side since her late teenage years. It wasn’t until 2006 that painting in abstract form became her expressive outlet. Khat gets her inspiration from personal life experiences of joy and adversity. Each painting is one-of-a-kind as each feeling and emotion is unique to every experience. Her work symbolizes the push-and-pull aspects of life and relationship through the colliding of colours.
Being influenced by Abstract Expressionist, Jackson Pollock, she channels her energy onto the canvas by untraditional means. She uses her hands and other unorthodox painting tools to drip, splash, pour, and layer paint to create her strikingly, raw, organic works of art. The intricate movements and swirls in her paintings capture the interplay of skill and unplanned occurrences that determine the final outcome. This process allows her to abandon self-control and surrender to her subconscious bringing forth an emotional release.