"Brief Moment in Time" mixed media on canvas, (36" x
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"Long Island and Connecticut" (30" x 40") 1995
"Mid-Summer 2015" mixed media on canvas, (48" x 60") 2015
"By mixing paints and catalysts, I recreate the push-pull forces that shape and mold all things
to create satellite views of the earth and places scattered throughout the Universe.
These are abstracts waiting to be called realistic, when technology catches up."
* "Blue Shift" mixed media paints on canvas, 36" x 48" 1995 - 2016
If you look closely you can see circular mini paintings on the canvas above.
They serve as microscopes that take a closer look at the surrounding painting.
Conversely, due to self-similarity, (things look the same on small and grand scale;
such as, the leaf of a plant and it's similarities to the Mississippi Delta), the mini paintings
can also serve as telescopes revealing a place at a greater distance; even light years away!
* The full article is in the Hayden Planetarium book for 2015; edited by Brian Abbott
and can be found in the HAYDEN PLANETARIUM EXHIBIT & BOOK link below:
"Blue Shift and it's macro/micro mini paintings were shown at Hayden Planetarium
and featured in a book: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena Viii, (Published 2015)
Setting paint and music into motion.
KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN
(NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre, June 19, 2010)
Ken Cro-Ken, Quintet of the Americas with composer, Christopher Kaufman.
"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."
- VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Ari Mintz for The New York Times
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, N.Y.