Artist of the Day / Ken Knieling

I’m really enjoying abstract art much more than I did just a few months ago!  I’m sure that looking at 25 to 30 artists a day for this category has added to my appreciation of many art forms.  These paintings by Ken are wonderful.

“As for my style…at present it is brite rich colors with a lean towards  organic (maybe whimsy at times) and abstract in nature.   I was the kid that had to have that box of 72 crayons and anything else that caught my eye when it came to applying color.”

“If my style  seems very controlled at times I owe that … did I mention I have a A.S. in Architecture?  Architecture was so black & white, and my early art teachers in college had us only working with limited color pallets.”

“Some of my pieces do have  a deeper meaning to them, but let’s be honest some just happen and they work for me.  The way I work, the effort I put in, the layer upon layer I spread out, the piece is almost like shaping clay, wood, or stone…I stay at it until it looks and feels the way I want it.”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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4 Responses to Artist of the Day / Ken Knieling

  1. barbaraelka says:

    I love how his sense of color…
    Thanks Mike…needed some color today

  2. Colores fantástasticos!!, gracias como siempre por compartir, abrazos

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