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NOTES: Renowned for his classic surf art, urban street scenes and California landscapes, artist Ken Auster brings his bold and dynamic signature style into the kitchen. As with his previous culinary pieces, The Chef Suite and The Art of a Peel, Auster’s muses inspire his audience of collectors in and out of the kitchen. Simmering with color, style and delicious texture, it should come as no surprise that kitchen and restaurant scenes are one of Auster’s favorite subjects. “I’m interested in the light and shadows created by the working
chefs and it allows me to add a storyline to the scene,” Auster says.“And restaurants tend to conjure up memorable times!”.
The E-Lemon-ator Canvas by Ken Auster is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
image Copyright © 2023 by Ken Auster
KRemembering Ken Auster It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our artist, Ken Auster. In his formative years in Long Beach, California, Ken grew up with his feet deeply planted in surf and sand. Caught up in the ground swell of the 1960s surfing culture, Ken plunged into both the sport and the art and graphics that came out of the new surfing craze. In the 1990s, Ken Auster moved into plein air painting, capturing immediate scenes in a painterly realist manner, but maintaining a strong graphic sensibility from his previous experience. The result was a painterly evocation of cityscapes, landscapes, interiors and, of course, beach scenes that have an uncommon graphic and geometric strength. In his own words, Ken described his art: “I’m really drawn to the irony of what I do. I love that juxtaposition of paintings you recognize from art history with everyday experiences. What I like to do is paint things a little more common, more everyday. They say if you are able to take something ugly and paint it beautifully, then you’ll have a beautiful painting and something a little beyond the obvious or what’s expected.” We will miss working with Ken, and cherish his work that we published.