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.
Working en plein air from a rowboat or off the shore like a fisherman, Sto uses an unusual process to print directly off of the surface of polluted waters. The end results are ghostly imprints, at once delicate, beautiful and also disturbing, offering us a glimpse of the environmental abuse that humans continually cause worldwide.
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.