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 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.
THE NEW YORK TIMES - By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, Published: February 22, 2011
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 picture, above left, shows a sheet of my business cards in all weather.
In this case, ice and snow. (10 cards per sheet)
I make each of my business cards to give original works of art.
One side of my business card is not exposed to the weather; the other side is.
The two sides are eventually glued together back to back.
Like snowflakes, no two business cards can be alike.