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

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

Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. An amazing collection of original art, books, and prints. Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. An amazing collection of original art, books, and prints. Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. An amazing collection of original art, books, and prints. gallery, art, brooklyn, new york, ny, cinders, books, prints

Abandoned Swing Bridge
Water Samples
printing on the creek
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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

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.

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

Sto Len