Based in Glasgow, Karla Black is one of the country’s leading contemporary artists, and represented Scotland at the 2011 Venice Biennale. She is renowned for large-scale abstract sculptures, which are often composed of delicate and ephemeral materials, such as cellophane, chalk powder, eye shadow, petroleum jelly, gels, toothpaste and cotton wool. In this film Black discusses her relationship to the materials she uses in her work.
Directed by Becky Manson
Cinematography by Michael Thomas Jones
Edited by Marissa Keating
Produced for the National Galleries of Scotland, 2016