More Works By Ciba Karisik Oil On Canvas 2014
12 × 24 in 30.48 × 60.96 cm
13.5 × 25.5 in 34.29 × 64.77 cm

About Box

As the grandson of two artists, Ciba Karisik grew up with the smell of oil paint and early on showed a talent for the tradition of trompe l’oeil (fool the eye). This realistic painting of a wooden trunk wears the patina of time. It is a small jewel. What treasures were held inside this box? Karisik’s work often expresses his fascination with memory, containment, and loss.

“I would like the viewer to pause, consider, and behold timeless objects that keep our memories and communicate messages across time.” Ciba Karisik

In 1985, he completed a bachelor and master’s degree in painting at the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Art. In 1992, Karisik immigrated to Canada where he continued his career. Since then, he has produced a significant body of work and exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions. His paintings are held in international corporate and private collections including those of Brian Mulroney, Alex Trebek, Martin Short, Martha Stewart and U2’s Bono.