Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse
Len Klikunas, ‘There is a Block in the Void 9598’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

Artist Len Klikunas paints to modify experienced reality through visual perception. The Blocks series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculpture. It employs shizen (自然): the Japanese concept of naturalness, absence of pretense or artificiality. Material is stretched over a supporting three-dimensional framework, like a tent, and coated with paint.

The work is characterized by “mindful artlessness” and simplicity. Understated and subtle, the work doesn’t only refer to itself, and it doesn’t explain everything.

This large-scale 50 inch tall by 36 inch wide and 3 inch deep artwork is wired and ready to hang. The Chinese textile is stretched around the sides of this unique artwork to continue the design on the sides, and it does not require framing. It can be installed vertically or horizontally. The artist signs and titles the back. A certificate of authenticity is included. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Len Klikunas' sculptural minimalist works are represented by Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles as well as Kelly Wearstler Interior Design. They have been exhibited and collected throughout the USA.

EDUCATION
1966 BA Stanford University
1970 MA California State University Fullerton
1973 Photography Mt. Hood Community College

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Block in the Void, The District, Boise, Idaho
2012 Back of the Light, The District, Boise, Idaho
1979 Nudes by Klikunas, Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1976 Solar Votives, Clackamas College Gallery, Oregon City, Oregon

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2016 6 by Six, Art Source Gallery, Boise, Idaho (juried)
This American Life, Treasure Valley Artists Alliance, Boise, Idaho (juried)
Celebrating Private Idaho, Treasure Valley Artists Alliance, Boise, Idaho (juried)
Inner Workings, Surel's Place, Winston C. Mitchell and Surel L. Mitchell Family Foundation honorarium, Garden City, Idaho (juried)
2015 Hunting and Gathering Exhibition, Treasure Valley
Artists Alliance, Boise, Idaho (juried)
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California
2nd 2015 Showcase Competition, winner, Artslant
Bellingham National Salon des Refusés, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington

2011 Elon University Gallery, Elon, North Carolina
2010 Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
1987 La Quinta Juried Art Festival, La Quinta, California
1984 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1983 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1982 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1981 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1980 Salon de Refuses, Portland Center for the Visual Arts (PCVA), Portland, Oregon
Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1979 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1978 Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon (juror: Wayne Thiebaud)
Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon
1977-1974
Courtyard Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Gazebo Gallery, Lake Oswego, Oregon

PUBLICATIONS
2010 ArtDaily, Feb 5–May 25, 2010
2010 Boise Weekly Vol. 19 Issue 15, Oct 6–12, 2010
2010 Sustain + Expand, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
2010 Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho, Taking the Pulse of Idaho’s Art World, Christopher Schnoor, Oct 6, 2010
2010 Rimas K. Simaitis, Sep18, 2010

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2016 Winston C. Mitchell and Surel L. Mitchell Family Foundation, honorarium award, Boise, ID
2017 Peter S. Reed Foundation, NY

About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.

About Len Klikunas

United States, b. 1944, Chicago, IL, United States