Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ken Law, an artist to watch!

I'm going to take the time today to introduce you to artist Ken Law, who I think is currently producing some very interesting works of art. 

Ken is an American living and working in Taiwan. Mr. Law considers himself an "Outsider" artist. The term Outsider artist basically means someone who has not had serious formal training in the art of painting, or it can refer to art that is outside of the mainstream styles of art.
I found Ken totally by accident as I was cruising through e-bay looking for some original art to buy. Now, my tastes generally lean more towards impressionism and realism, but for some reason Ken's work struck a note with me. There was something about his color palate and strange subjects that drew me in. I looked over his work a few times and after a couple of days I decided on a piece I wanted to buy. But, as luck would have it, by the time I returned to buy the painting, it was gone! (smart buyers out there) But I knew I wanted a piece of his work, so I kept looking and bought a work called "Back to School". I love the colors and textures of the piece. The painting almost glows. 

Ken paints with mixed mediums such as acrylics, watercolors/pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, dermatograph pencils and gelly rolls. He has done his works on paper, canvas and wood. He has recently began to branch out in his style and is adding some excellent abstract work to his portfolio. 

So if any of you that stumble across this blog, and are looking for some interesting modern art to add to your collection, or give as a gift, please go take a look at Ken's work on Facebook Ken Law and then go check out his Etsy Store here:

.....just don't go buying up the pieces I want!