There is one common denominator in the reactions viewers have to this work. That is emotion -- be it positive or negative. Some have said that the work is depressing; others have called it an epiphany. Some have said that viewing the work gives them chills for its proximity to the details of their lives, while others have been saddened by the poignancy of it impact. The work has moved some viewers to share with me any number of personal problems that are causing them to face some truth in their lives.
In the state of mind that moved me to produce this work, I was facing (for the first time) 'the' truth. I was in awe. I am to this day facing the same truth, and I've become comfortable with the view. I won't share what was my state of mind at the time. What is important is that the work stirs others to face their versions of the truth.
Through the years Ken has participated in expositions and shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, St Louis, and the Dominican Republic, while being represented by the Bratton Gallery of Soho in New York City. He is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and the National Association of Independent Artists.
“The human form is visual theatre. The human drama, with its full spectrum of emotions, can be witnessed in the lines, postures and movements of the body. We all reflect and instinctively react to its visual expressions. Perhaps it is for this reason that the human body occupies a central place in every form of art. This is to differentiate between the simple reproduction of the human body in art and the use of the human body as emotional expression in art.
“My perception of the human form as theatre, as visual expression, comes to me naturally and is something I have spent two professional careers articulating. It is basic to my art. Come, let me share it with you.”