Category: New Acquisitions

Ken Orton: Sine

“I am an academic artist, using a classic oil painting technique on a prepared canvas surface. My general concern, and the theme of most of my work, is the rendering of light and its interaction with surfaces, both natural and man made. In more recent years, I’ve been exploring the limits to which a photo real image can be developed into an expressionistic painting while retaining its photo real qualities. My subject matter is often that which most people would reject or dismiss as having little aesthetic value. I hope to breathe new life and shine new light into the dark and lifeless subject, to test the subjectivity of its aesthetic values.”

Ken Orton



“My aim is to develop good visual perception. I believe the need to respond creatively to those perceptions is visceral.”