Imagination of Grandeur

About Ken Price

Inspired by the form and dynamism of ocean waves as well as the human body, Ken Price’s painted ceramic shapes are both erotic and cartoonish, with plump forms and gently sloping curves. Price’s work-intensive process involves applying numerous coats of paint and sanding each piece to achieve a glossy surface of variegated color, as seen in the melting contours of Laird (2010). These playful forms often appear in Price’s watercolors as well, undulating against flattened landscapes painted in acidic colors.

American, 1935-2012, Los Angeles, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer Selections, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2016
California Dreaming, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque
2016
Spring Selections, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe
2016
Selected Works - Made in L.A., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
Winter Selections in Modernism, Aaron Payne Fine Art, Santa Fe