KEN CRO-KEN
                             
         

HOMEPAGE KEN CRO-KEN


 
K E N    C R O - K E N
E  C O S Y S T E M       A R T I S T


"Brief Moment in Time" mixed media on canvas, (36" x 48")                                                                                                                                        2010




"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."

KC-K





     
       "Long Island and Connecticut" (30" x 40")                                                                                                                                                                     1995



          
"Mid-Summer 2015" mixed media on canvas,  (48" x 60")                                                                                                                                                     2015





 * "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)


To find out more about this article about the "paint portal" I create
please click on the link below:
>>> HAYDEN PLANETARIUM PAGE ON KC-K WEBSITE <<<





  KC-K video of the exhibition and talk at Hayden.

  
Basically,I manipulate space, time and matter using paint for the most part.
(Above, are three phases of the same spatial existence; similar to a nebula.)


"Epoch", mixed media paints on canvas, 48" x 60"                                                                                                                                                                    2017

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To see painting gallery, go to bottom of this page or go to the gallery tab above.


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The concept of earthwork art summons images of soil, wood, water, rock formations and other tangible materials.  ­The greater focus within m­y art experience is nature's process and the invisible forces at work on our planet.  Nature is my collaborator and as such, makes its every influence known.  I am an ecosystem artist developing each 2D and 3D painting in seasonal conditions of high heat and extreme cold, at various levels of humidity, to experience the power of natural elements in response to the materials I lay upon the canvas and elsewhere. 

(To learn further about KC-K's take on "painting in the real world" go to the INTRO tab or BOOK tab.)


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MULTIPLE ONENESS
TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES

Setting  paint  and  music  into  motion.


KEN CRO-KEN
&
MATT SULLIVAN, electro/acoustic oboe





                   
   
                                                                                      (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.


(click on the box on bottom right of video to enlarge)


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TO GO TO THAT PAGE



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Ken@KenCroKen.com
 
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KC-K


 

                 PAINTING GALLERY            
             



 
               HAYDEN PLANETARIUM EXHIBIT & BOOK          




                        INTRODUCTION                     



       TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES    

 


 

KC-K book:  THE CONDUCT OF PAINT 





    KC-K VIDEOS    
                                                                                                           

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   LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS 





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