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Tom Koken

Tom Koken

Tom Koken CV, PDF file
www.tomkoken.com


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+ A to B
+ Phantom Limb
+ Pattern Theory

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Separate102, Ink on Canvas, 28x35, 2011-12


I take basic, simple and recognizable images or ideas from subjects like nature, beauty and patterns and transform them-breaking them down and then building them back up while holding on to enough of the original to be identifiable. A new, altered identity is created. The transformation is rendered by hand, essentially drawing and mark-making. I'm interested in a delicate balance of opposites. All kinds of opposites-chaos vs. order, boredom vs. excitement, beauty vs. dullness, foreground vs. background, representational vs. abstract, flatness vs. dimensionality… I want the pictures to hover in this static yet charged zone.




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