Wk12 – Artist Conversation – Mike Kent

20151112_111427This week’s artist is Mike Kent! Kent’s “Sacred & Profane” is held in the Max L. Gatov Gallery East. He is previously study at the CSUN. While at a student, Kent took a few years off to teach and discover his passion with art. He joined the program in CSULB because it is exactly what he was looking for and now he has a art show for us. His two favorite artists are Piero della Francesca and Benvenuto Cellini.

20151112_111317 20151112_111332

Most of Kent’s artwork are on a big canvas using oil painting. There is one artwork called “Passages”. For this one, Kent used a 48″ x 60″ paper with charcoal to done it. One of his largest painting took him about four months to complete and other paintings took him around a month to finish. Kent used form, color, space and light as his techniques to demonstrate human’s emotions on his works.

20151112_111349 20151112_111406

Kent’s passion of art inspired from his favorite artists and also from other artwork around like street arts. He doesn’t focus on any particular theme for his painting but all of them tie up as a show for human’s emotions during different slices of life. The names of all the artworks in the show are: “The Denunciation”, “Transfiguration”, “Passages”, “Naked Man”, “The Turn”.

During everyday life, you don’t usually see just one emotion. I like how Kent’s paintings didn’t focus on a single person but gave us a bigger view as everyone in the picture is a main character. It is not easy to work on a big canvas and organize all the objects on it.

Kent has mentioned that you can find him at @icon5340.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s