My art is like a fight in the dark – then there is sudden light. I am very much an intuitive thinker- I need stuff: paint, metal, glue, wood, objects. I like to see how things are made, and search to give new meaning to the successes and failures of the day. I like to learn new things, and how I can use them (I experiment a lot). My recent work appropriates the language of art, history, craft, metal-working, welding ad ceramics. Many works are deconstructed and re-constructed, recycling and exploring my own creative history.
Iconic artist Ken Spooner, now in his 70s, and he shows no sign of slowing down his creative output. His paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photographs and assemblages show a true reflection of the artist’s restless and uncompromising nature. Ken Spooner was born in Leek, Staffordshire and lives in Penwith, West Cornwall.Despite receiving no formal art training, he was awarded a 1st Class (hons) degree in Fine Art by North Staffordshire University in the mid 1950s. He was represented and exhibited at Gallery County West in San Fransisco, USA from 1980 – 85 and Gallery Five o’Clock in Lausanne, Switzerland from 1992 – 99. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2018 – ‘The Eye and I’ - Solo show at penwith Gallery St. Ives 2017 – ‘Symbiosis’ Cornwall Contemporary 2015 – ‘Art Will Drown your Eyes’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance 2014 – ‘Ignition’ Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance 2011 – Millennium, St. Ives 2007 – ‘Many Layers’ Goldfish, Penzance 1992 – 99 – Gallery Five o ‘Clock, Switzerland 1980 – 85 – Gallery Country West, San Fransisco, USA
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