"LONG ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT", mixed media on canvas 40" X 30"
"Six Foot Square Snow Painting 2010, 6' x 6' January - April 2010
MY FORTH COMING BOOK
THE CONDUCT OF PAINT, Actualizing Earth, Paint, Self.
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Hayden Planetarium, INSAP viii
Exhibition including KC-K paintings.
KC-K AT HAYDEN VIDEO
Book out Fall 2015. - Please go to Hayden Tab for further information.
TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE AT SYMPHONY SPACE; NY, NY
KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN
Setting paint and music into motion; to show not only how space looks but how it moves.
>>> New York Times Review <<<
THE NEW YORK TIMES, VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, Published: February 22, 2011
The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,” an intriguing performance-art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan and the painter Ken Cro-Ken.
While Mr. Sullivan played a melancholy lament over recorded sounds, Mr. Cro-Ken poured liquids onto a canvas projected onto a video screen.
The colorful liquids flowed through the painting’s raised surfaces like yellow lava, swirling in strange tandem with the oboe’s melancholy tunes.
KEN CRO-KEN AND MATT SULLIVAN LIVE AT SYMPHONY SPACE,
on Broadway at 95th Street, New York, N.Y.
Simply put, I manipulate space, time and matter...
and the matter is never just paint.
KC-K at Ringling College of Arts and Design, Longboat Key Island, Florida 2013
"One should seek to create a balance with their inner and outer self."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
While working with this "activated" palette, there is a need to become more sensitive to things occurring around me.
If I lose this equilibrium I can become an intruder to my own work and scare the paint experiment,
much like we often do with our host planet.
Working paint like soil, my process is a physical investigation of our planet using paint. I
define my activated palette as "Speed Elements" and reflect deeply on
the relationship between the act of painting and the art of nature. Nature doesn’t
just influence me, it leads me on a journey. I navigate and negotiate paint like a river; yet, I know its source. As I cooperate with
nature, she rewards me greatly. As a partner, nature is generous and I
inherit all that she has to offer.
The pictures, above left, shows a sheet of my business cards in winter on the roof garden studio.
(10 cards per sheet exposed to the elements and glued to the side not directly exposed to the elements.)
Nature is the great creator and I recognize, accept and embrace her participation in all we create.
Nature makes originals of all it touches. Even a repetitive image, such as my business card,
creates an original. Like a snowflake, no two can be alike.