Ken Solomon

American, born 1971

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Ken Solomon

American, born 1971

Biography

Ken Solomon makes tongue-in-cheek watercolor paintings of Internet screen shots with both exacting detail and a shaky hand. He became famous for painting the Google Image Search results of very specific search terms, including names of famous artists and contradictory terms. His subjects have since expanded to include images of Google Earth, YouTube, and screen shots from iPhones and iPads made to scale. Some of Solomon’s works also take an autobiographical turn, as in his paintings of Facebook profiles of people who share his name, or his Pandora playlists. Solomon says that his paintings are “intended to promote pauses. In a digital world of hyper-speed [….] the work slows down visual information, fossilizing the flux.”

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Biography

Ken Solomon makes tongue-in-cheek watercolor paintings of Internet screen shots with both exacting detail and a shaky hand. He became famous for painting the Google Image Search results of very specific search terms, including names of famous artists and contradictory terms. His subjects have since expanded to include images of Google Earth, YouTube, and screen shots from iPhones and iPads made to scale. Some of Solomon’s works also take an autobiographical turn, as in his paintings of Facebook profiles of people who share his name, or his Pandora playlists. Solomon says that his paintings are “intended to promote pauses. In a digital world of hyper-speed [….] the work slows down visual information, fossilizing the flux.”

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)