Karin Schaefer

The Perfect Canvas, Brooklyn Interiors

April 5, 2016 - Kathleen Hackett

Tucked away in the master bedroom of a classic six, city real estate parlance for a prewar apartment of as many rooms, Karin Schaefer sits in front of an easel making paintings that have earned her multiple residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Her pieces, made with minuscule paint strokes, are reflective of the rest of the space she shares with filmmaker Diane Crespo and their son Kaya. Atmospheric, serene, and meticulous, the couple's home, like Schaefer's art, is a series of color fields floating on a neutral canvas.