The collages create complex and surreal situations in which alienated, often faceless people, organic structures and mythological symbolism meet. They range from severe colorlessness to an explosive ecstasy of colour. The artworks deal with different facets of human life. Psychological developments and the depth of the mind are as same present, as the stormy and uncontrolled discharge of the physical. The pictures are playing between the extremes: from delicate softness to haunting aggressiveness. The technique of collage plays an important role. Photographs and paintings are surgically treated with scissors and scalpels. Through the openings and redesigns, the viewer can not only see the exterior of a person through the photograph. The outer shell is broken. Harmonious structures are separated and newly constructed. This opens up deep, psychological worlds and fragmented, surreal constructs both in terms of content and haptics.
Simone Karls's works explore the relationship between people, objects and materials in our consumer society.It deals with a religion of plastic, which turns artificial objects into highly desirable lust objects. An inanimate object becomes an organism to which something unpleasantly independent and mobile is attached. By combining different objects Simone creates psychological, often sexually appealing and irritating moments.
The analysis of the narrow line between disgust and attraction plays an important role in her work. The voyeuristic feeling merges with the urge to turn away. The works confront the viewer with undefined memories of desire, possession, puberty and decay and incorporate his biography and reaction into the work.