by Casper Johansson in New Illustration on Friday 28 March 2008

Ken Garduno creates wonderfully humorous illustrations using acrylic, ink, and wash. He is part of a group exhibition at West Hollywood’s Carmichael Gallery called Witnessed From Afar which opens on April 26. Garduno’s pieces are ‘generally composed in black and white, occasionally infused with vivid backgrounds of yellow or pink or his signature hint of orange and green’. ‘His technique is confident and firm — his simple, definitive line strokes convey the feeling of a strong hand watching over its fragile subjects. Peppering his work with a private, cheeky humor, Garduno pens mournful sophisticates, brooding musicians, and be-speckled intellectuals with a slick, satirical beauty all his own’.

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