Featured Artist: Ken Garduno
The art of Ken Garduno is sketch inspired and full of abstracted black lines – a combination of both tight renderings and loose styles, that just scream with contrasted goodness. Some may label it illustrative or cartoon based, especially his earlier works. His recent works are taking a direction we love – with more of his signature straight-line geometrics and abstracted forms – juxtaposed with tidbits of more traditional imagery. The static controlled areas compete with gestured movement in a splendid way.
“t’s difficult for me to describe my style. I like to get really loose with my work, and tighten it up with lines. I go back and forth between being reckless and controlled. I apply my washes intuitively and work methodically when I’m drawing. My illustrations are a result of this process.” - from a short Design View interview here.
Ken’s newest and fabulous all-color gouache painting of an imaginary critter (below) is a feast for the eyes.
You can view some of these wonderful works in the following current exhibits -
“Illustrations, Vol. 1″ at Slow Culture Gallery, “The Happiest Show on Earth” at WWA Gallery in Culver City and “The Hounds of Love” show at Cella Gallery in North Hollywood.
LINK: To Ken’s website here.
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