Ken Schiano

Artist Website:
www.kenschiano.com

As a painter formally trained as an architect, Ken’s skills as an artist are largely self-taught. He tends to rely heavily on architectonic principles, especially in the honest use of materials and process. His practice therefore, has an unaffected quality. He is a staunch advocate of abstraction and is known for his intuitive sense of composition and structure. Together with an uncanny use of color and light, he creates powerful abstract presences.

   “My work is uncompromisingly abstract, and despite external sources, my subject matter is derived primarily from the act of painting. I mix my own colors and make the media I use from scratch --watercolor, pastel, a cold wax medium, matching them to the shape and strength of my hand. While it is not a conscious intent to extend the creative practice to include the actual manufacture of the material used, it’s logical that I would be interested in their genesis and my paintings integrate such knowledge. In the process I hope my activities would also begin to suggest where the bounds between discipline and surrender lie.”

Artist Website:
www.kenschiano.com