Salsa has become a staple of Dominican dance culture, after a long romantic relationship with 'son' (one of the precursors of mambo and salsa). And in true Dominican fashion, salsa in the Dominican Republic brings new energy and imagination to the dance floor.
Movement, rhythm and countr-point constiture the essence of salsa. It is that essence I look to capture in this simple line drawing.
'Salsa' (11'x15', Ink on Paper) is included in the Pencil, Pen & Ink Series
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.”