KEN FARKASH

                                                         ARTIST STATEMENT

                                                                      JANUARY 2022



 

     I create with a question, a comment or an observation in mind. I seek to define what makes us individuals, what our path is and where our place is in this homogenized world. I question nature vs. nurture and do it in a way that I hope enlightens and entertains.     

       I am an abstract 3D artist, I create kinetic, mechanical and site specific sculpture and relief wall art. Growing up in Southern California, I had no shortage of Influences that had an imprint on me and my art. From Atomic age and mid century modern design to 20th century pop culture and googie architecture as well as the artists: Picasso, Calder, Warhol and Lichtenstein to name a few can be found as influences in my art. My work has elements of realism as identifiable elements to fuel the narrative of the piece. Other key elements in my work are the sphere that represents an idea, the idea may not always be obvious but is omnipresent. Also characteristic of my work is color, color represents movement in the narrative and adds depth to the story.

     My creative process starts with defining my ideas and choosing which medium is best suited to tell the story. My work utilizes different combined elements to create tension and connection, movement and narrative. The materials are what really tell the story and make it come to life. This innate process is based on the complexity of the idea and the malleability of the materials. The language with which I am most fluent in is steel which I incorporate into most of my work. But my palette is broad, I enjoy working with paint, steel, stone, wood, mechanical and electrical elements and will utilize whatever materials best complete the story being told.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                             Ken Farkash CV                                                           


 

     Education

 

ArtSpace - Stone Carving

Pietrasanta, Italy

 

Academy of Art College - Printmaking

San Francisco, CA

 

College of Marin - Sculpture

Kentfield, CA

 

Santa Barbara City College - Printmaking and Sculpture

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Moorpark College - Printmaking and Sculpture

Moorpark, CA


 

     Resume

 

2022

artHype Gallery

North Hollywood, CA

 

2019

Priscilla Fowler Fine Art

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

2018

Creative Ovation Gallery

Rolling Hills, Ca

 

2017

ShockBoxx Gallery

Redondo Beach, Ca

 

2014

Ego Fine Art Gallery

Redondo Beach, Ca


2010 

Founded LOPSIDEDPOP.COM 

 

2010

One Man Show – 414 Soundbar, Minneapolis, MN

 

2009

One Man Show – Two Mile Winery, Berkeley, CA

 

2008                                

One Man Show- Stumbleupon.com Corporate offices, San Francisco, CA

2008

One Man Show- Alliance France de San Francisco,  661 Bush St. San Francisco, CA

 

2007

“Runna Jumpa Soarus Rex” Site specific steel Dinosaur sculpture

 

2004-2006  

“Donkey” Site specific steel donkey mausoleum, Eagle Eye Sanctuary, Sonoma CA 


2003-4  

 “The Purr-fect Companion” Site specific steel 

cat Sculpture, San Martin Animal Shelter, 

San Martin CA

 

2002             

 “Jacques” Site specific steel dog sculpture,

 San Martin Animal Shelter, San Martin CA           

        

2001 - 2002

 Artist in Residence, Optical Artistry-

 Representation, studio and gallery,

 San Francisco CA,   

 

2001

One Man Show – Well Hung Art Gallery, 

701 Sutter St. San Francisco CA

 

1998

Art City Gallery – Annual Customer Show,

 Ventura, CA

 

1998

Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 

Annual Juried Show, Thousand Oaks, CA

 

1997

Gallery 9 – Juried Guest, Thousand Oaks CA

 

1997

 “Leaning On A Friend” Site specific sculpture, Moorpark College, Moorpark1992

 

1992

Santa Barbara Printmaking Society, Annual Juried Show, Santa Barbara, CA

 

1992                              

Ventura County Potters Guild, Annual Juried Contest – First Place

Moorpark College Printmaker of the Year Award

 

1992-2009  

Hollywood Cinema Arts, rental & sale and creation of

artworks for motion picture & television

Hollywood, CA

 

1991 –92                       

Angel City Gallery, rental and sale of

artworks for motion picture and television