Re-emerged in abstraction and kinetics, Ken uses design elements of mid-century modern decor and modernist ideas to explore the ebb and flow of the human condition. Each piece tells the story of an emotion or memory encapsulating a light and dynamic vision of the world.
Born and raised in Southern California, Ken Farkash attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and is currently living and creating in Las Vegas, Nevada with his dog Linus.
A lover of animals, rusty metal, cartoons and kitschy pop culture, Ken translates his passions into large scale, site-specific sculpture, custom fountains, 3-D wall sculpture, painting and found-object assemblage. Ken strives to create objects and images utilizing light and shadow and color and texture to emphasize depth and dimension. These works extend beyond the conventional frame of thought by combining steel, stone, wood, lights and paint in a whimsical yet complex manner which is inspired by the purity of childhood and the flash of pop culture in the world we live in.
With thirty five years of experience welding, carving stone and wood, sculpting clay and wax, painting and printmaking, no medium is off limits. Each material sings a different song in a different language and he strives to create a new kinetic poem every day.