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King Farish
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: The origin of this body of work is in compression and tension, growth and decay, and how these and other processes shape built environments. The specific locations for the beginning of each painting vary widely from a row of abandoned houses in Brooklyn (Admirals Row, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 2009) to the swamps of the Niger Delta (Oil Rivers, 2010). What pulls them together are shared themes such as: land use and ownership, expoloitation of people and natural resources, and how people relate to the architecture (when applicable vernacular architecture) and the built environments they live in. A wide variety of materials are used to stain, grind, and write; this process builds up layer upon layer until the structure and surface of each work reveals a sense of place.
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  • Oil Rivers
    2010
    Mixed Media
    Oil paint, acrylic, spray paint, bitumen, powdered charcoal, graphite, coffee, bourbon, and fabric on paper, wood, and canvas.

  • Construccion Incremental, Juarez
    2010
    Acrylic, powdered charcoal, graphite, oil paint stick, oil pastel, spray paint, latex house paint, bitumen, dirt, wine, coffee on paper, canvas linen, and fabric glued to two pieces of canvas

  • Colonia I
    2009
    Powdered charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, paint stick, oil pastel, wax crayon and spray paint on six pieces of paper

  • Colonia II
    2009
    Acrylic, powdered charcoal, graphite, dirt, Mexican beer, oil paint stick, oil pastel, and wax crayon on paper

  • Admirals Row, Brooklyn Navy Yard
    2009
    Graphite, powdered charcoal, acrylic, oil pastel, wax crayon, spray paint, paper, plastic, and silver gelatin print on two pieces of paper

  • Admirals Row House I
    2009
    Acrylic, coffee, dirt, and spray paint on paper

  • Farragut Housing Projects III
    2009
    Charcoal and spray paint on paper

  • Famagusta
    2009
    Acrylic, charcoal, graphite, spray paint, latex house paint, oil paint and oil pastel on canvas

  • Mur de la Peste II
    2009
    Acrylic, powdered charcoal, wood stain, coffee, bourbon, and spray paint on canvas

  • Didyma II
    2008
    Acrylic, oil paint stick, charcoal, paper, dirt and coffee on canvas

  • #45
    2009
    Charcoal, acrylic, oil paint stick, oil pastel, and crayon on paper

  • Didyma I
    2008
    Acrylic, charcoal, dirt and wine on canvas

  • Tonina
    2008
    Acrylic, latex, coffee, wine, and glass on canvas

  • Nablus
    2009
    Acrylic, latex house paint, oil, spray paint, powdered charcoal, oil pastel, ink, glass, metal, paper, plastic, nails, dirt, coffee, and flashing cement on canvas,

  • Mur de la Peste I
    2009
    Acrylic, latex house paint, spray paint, and wine on canvas
 








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