Thursday, August 18, 2011


If you're interested in seeing the preview for my show, please contact Kim at LeBasseProjects. Her email is

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I made this Castlevania themed piece for the Iam8bit show that recently passed. If you're in the LA area, you should drop in on the gallery and check out the space.

This Friday is my solo show. If you're in the LA area, please drop in. I'll be posting more info and reminders this week.

Thank you for reading.

Monday, August 08, 2011


I was recently asked to make a new shirt design for the indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. I've been in contact with the museum since I participated in a show there. The spaceship will be on the back of the shirt, and the other image will be in the front. I had a really good time working on this one.
Thank you, Shauta!!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

something quick

I've been distracted with preparations for my show, but I've also got a few jobs that I've been working on lately. I'll have to find an image of the last job I finished, but for now, I'll post this latest spot illustration for the good people at LA Weekly. Thanks again, Darrick.

I have many more things to post coming up soon, including a link to the preview of my show for those who might be interested in checking it out.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

press release

‘Golden Structure’
A solo exhibition by Ken Garduno

August 19th – September 10th, 2011
Artist reception: Friday, August 19th, 7-10p

LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown
932 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 621-9988

Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown is proud to announce ‘Golden Structure,' a solo exhibition from Los Angeles based artist, Ken Garduno.

In his new body of work, Garduno continues to explore themes of how people respond to one another, particularly in relationships. Influenced by the overly dramatic Spanish Novelas, Garduno puts into question our own relationships and suggests that real life can easily turn into soap opera-like situations.

Garduno sheds light on our tendencies to construct unrealistic expectations of our loved ones and explores the disintegration of these ideals. The exhibition title, ‘Golden Structure’ is based on an idea of this precious structure that slowly ages and falls apart.

In Garduno’s new exhibition, the artist returns with a matured body of watercolor and ink paintings. Known more by his monotone color scheme, Garduno’s characters are brought to life with a refreshing Technicolor palette. The artist shows us the difficulties in maintaining love and its relationships, as well as the tendencies to take things too far and serious. The central figures create an unsettling dialog riddled with jealousy, betrayal and a pronounced sense of sexual tension.