KEN SLOAN


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Epoxy resin on wood panel

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30″ x 54″

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For Ken Sloan, the primacy of painting is color. He is certain this is not a unique philosophy, but he assumes his approach to color is uniquely defined by my own aesthetic. “Color is the inspiration and the resolution. Color is memory. Color is music. Color is heart. Color is soul. Color is intellect.”

Ken agonizes over the colors he create for each piece . . . like a musician searching for a sound that will resonate exactly as he or she wants it to. He believes that colors (and combinations of colors) are tied to a person’s visual / sense memories in ways that no one can completely grasp.

He works with epoxy resin to create his abstract works. Layers of transparent, semi-transparent, and opaque resin are used in his process. Both liquid and powdered pigments are applied in the medium. When the resin is poured it looks like liquid. When it dries, it still looks like liquid. Each color layer is allowed to fully cure before the next is applied. The completed pieces are heavily textured, and although the medium is modern, the pieces have an organic feel. Ken thinks of the finished pieces as fluid, liquid sculptures. The glassy transparent and semi-transparent layers allow the viewer to see the evolution of the piece and the journey travelled in each painting.

 

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