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Watercolor painting

Ken Krautbauer

 

Media: Photography

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Phone: 715-386-2451

A Photographic Vue
Original Digital Images by
Ken Krauthauer

Bio
A graduate from the University of Minnesota, Ken has a degree in Arts Administration with a concentration in Studio Arts Photography and Film. While there, he studied under, and as a Teaching Assistant to Gary Hallman and Saul Warkov.
He served as the Promotional Director and Staff Photographer for the St. Paul Opera Association, and the Information Officer and Photographer for the Minnesota Office on Volunteer Services. His photography has appeared in numerous publications, local and national newspapers and magazines, including Time, Opera News, Opera Canada, High Fidelity Magazine, and WCCO TV.

His images have shown at the
Pablo Center for the Arts, Honorable Mention, Eau Claire, WI
Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, State Exhibit Award
Valley Arts Association, Extended Board Award
Arts West 43, Eau Claire, WI
Coffman Union Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis, MN
Phipps Center for the Arts, National Parks 100th Anniversary - A Personal Narrative Exhibit, Heart of the River Exhibit, and numerous Member Exhibits, Hudson WI
Hudson Hospital and Westfields Hospital, New Richmond, WI
Hudson Public, Stillwater, and Altoona Public Libraries
Clark County Arts Center Exhibits
Riverview Cafe Gallery,Minneapolis, MN
Artisan Forge Studio, Eau Claire, WI
Har Ness Gallery, Stockholm, WI
Kelley Gallery, Hudson,WI

Perspective
My work is strongly influenced by the Japanese view of Wabi-Sabi, which is centered on the acceptance of imperfection. It espouses that nothing lasts, is finished, or is perfect. Additionally, Raku pottery, with its vibrant and intense colors, plays a strong role in my image development process.
Generally, my work is more abstract then photo journalistic. My goal is not to capture objects or events as trophies or specimens. It is about imaging alternatives to sameness and presenting a more impressionistic view. It is about challenging myself, and others to look beyond the surface, to stimulate expansion of interpretation, and to encourage discovery and rediscovery of the visual. Sharpness and clarity are secondary to mood, emotion, and vision.
These efforts are not the final destination, but a few steps in my journey. They, as well as myself, are a work in progress.

Print Information
Prints are available from 5 x 7 and up. Surface is luster. Canvas wrapped with black edged framed or unframed. Pricing is based on size, options, plus shipping.

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