Lives and works : Brooklyn, NY
Hometown : Danville, VA
Education : Virginia Commonwealth University
Sto Len is a painter, sculptor, sound and performance artist based in NY. At the heart of Sto’s practice lies an experimental artist who employs everyday materials to create his work. His paintings on paper involve sumi ink, water, marbling techniques and calligraphic stream of conscious brush work to create rhythmic abstract paintings. His emphasis is on improvisationally finding form by giving up complete control. The raw, open forms that evolve from Sto’s choreography of marks are often submerged underwater, allowing the lines to blur and form new compositions. In his sound and performance work, Sto focuses on touch and movement using contact microphones, homemade primitive instruments, found objects and the physical space around him. Sto has exhibited and performed internationally, including exhibitions in NY, Japan, London, Australia, Denmark, Canada and Mexico City, as well as performances at MOMA PS1, New Museum, St. Marks Church, and Roulette in New York, Latelier Kunst Spiel Raum and the English Theater in Berlin, Theater de Chameleon in Amsterdam, Apiary Studios in London and La Société de Curiosités in Paris.Certificate of authenticity available upon request.