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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
    Mixed Media   five panels 9' 6" x 16' overall
    Oil paint, acrylic, spray paint, bitumen, powdered charcoal, graphite, coffee, bourbon, and fabric on paper, wood, and canvas.

  • Construccion Incremental, Juarez
    2010   8 ft. 6 in. x 14 ft. overall
    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   9 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 4 in. overall
    Powdered charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, paint stick, oil pastel, wax crayon and spray paint on six pieces of paper

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

  • Admirals Row, Brooklyn Navy Yard
    2009   8 ft. x 10 ft. overall
    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   6 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft.
    Acrylic, coffee, dirt, and spray paint on paper

  • Farragut Housing Projects III
    2009   78 in. x 60 in.
    Charcoal and spray paint on paper

  • Famagusta
    2009   9 ft. 10 in. x 13 ft. 4 in.
    Acrylic, charcoal, graphite, spray paint, latex house paint, oil paint and oil pastel on canvas

  • Mur de la Peste II
    2009   9 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 9 in.
    Acrylic, powdered charcoal, wood stain, coffee, bourbon, and spray paint on canvas

  • Didyma II
    2008   9 ft. x 10 ft. 3 in.
    Acrylic, oil paint stick, charcoal, paper, dirt and coffee on canvas

  • #45
    2009   50 in. x 38 in.
    Charcoal, acrylic, oil paint stick, oil pastel, and crayon on paper

  • Didyma I
    2008   9 ft. 5 in. x 8 in.
    Acrylic, charcoal, dirt and wine on canvas

  • Tonina
    2008   9 ft. 2 in. x 12 ft. 2 in.
    Acrylic, latex, coffee, wine, and glass on canvas

  • Nablus
    2009   9 ft. 9 in. x 12 ft.
    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   9 ft. x 12 ft.
    Acrylic, latex house paint, spray paint, and wine on canvas

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Brooklyn, NY 11217


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