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Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. An amazing collection of original art, books, and prints.

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Bad Water Place

Bad Water Place

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Bad Water Place documents the site-specific work of artist Sto Len. Highlighting the relationship between aesthetic beauty and ugly truth, Sto investigates urban sprawl and the illegal dumping of toxic waste in natural habitats through a series of prints pulled from the water surface and in this book he focuses on the Newtown Creek, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the U.S.

Working en plein air from a rowboat, Sto uses an original process he calls Tsunaminagashi — a mix of traditional suminagashi and his own techniques — to print directly off of the water. These works are arresting, psychedelic experiments in marbleized texture and design that reveal a dark, tactile truth of urban pollution in our city’s water.

It is within this context that Sto Len exposes the physical consequences of this abused urban landscape through land art, performance and printmaking as a site of discourse on environmentalism and art activism.

Full Color, soft cover, 80 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″, signed and numbered first edition of 100, 2017

$20.00

50 in stock

Sto Len is a printmaker, painter, installation and performance artist with interests in improvisation and experimentation within a variety of media. His current body of work transforms the traditional printmaking art of Suminagashi (floating ink) into an experimental collaboration with nature and a site of discourse on environmentalism and art activism. His paintings on paper, wood and canvas involve sumi ink, oil paints, debris, and his own marbling techniques to create rhythmic, pattern-infused abstractions. Recent collaborations with pollution in the waterways of New York, Colombia, and Vietnam, has enabled his studio to become as large as a river and his practice nomadic and global.

Sto Len has exhibited his artwork internationally, including exhibitions in NY, Vietnam, Japan, London, Australia, Denmark, Canada and Mexico City.
Sto lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Certificate of authenticity available upon request.

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 1 x 9 in
Artist

Sto Len