Ken West

 

In the work of Ken West, light is everything. It forms the single most important influence, guiding his aesthetic to produce images composed in homage of the colour that is a result of the gift of light. Enjoying the graphic nature of composition, while representational, much of his work seeks out an abstract sensibility and quality. Recent work has explored the urban landscape, with painted surfaces that are smooth yet bold, shaped to depict a subject in motion. Underwritten by the consistent themes of minimalism, his explorations of light and shadow reveal a depth of meaning and pursuit of the intangible.