“I just though I‘d try it out. I went around and tried to befriend mechanics in the city.”

Alexandra Karakashian, about painting with engine oil

“I initially started painting landscapes with strange horizons, which is when I started these sketchy paintings. I enjoyed watching people’s need to know what I was representing.”

Alexandra Karakashian

“Paintings feel like they fail a lot of the time; well, especially mine. I think that‘s why I started tearing them up, folding them up, and stacking them away.”

Alexandra Karakashian