The Art Print may be purchased at Booth #SJ-225 across from The St. James Court Fountain. $50 for limited edition signed and numbered – only 100 available.
Kenneth “K.O.” Lewis Biography
Born and raised in the West-End of Louisville, KY influences of the inner city have shaped my artistic expression and creative direction. The portrait-based artwork incorporates iconic figures and inspirational quotes, with intentions of uplifting ones’ spirit. The best way to describe this combination is “Contemporary Expressionism”. A very important aspect of my work is the use of bright bold colors. The expressive use of color assists in capturing the energy and essence of the subject matter while capturing the attention of the viewer. My artwork is not just a reflection of the portraits I depict, but also of the feelings and energy I get when I view them. Capturing that energy and depicting the feel of their life is my ultimate goal. Growing up, art was a way to express myself and explore the many things around me. Now, I see art as an opportunity to explore thoughts and ideas that arise from current events and give them meaning through my artistic voice.
More of my work can be seen on Facebook.
Artist Statement for St. James Court Art Show Poster
It is an absolute honor to create a piece of art for such a prestigious show to represent the history and importance of such a staple in the Louisville community over the past 62 years. My artwork incorporates portrait based visuals with uplifting quotes that are representative of the subject matter. My goal was to incorporate the centerpiece of the Iconic St. James fountain with the names of the participating neighborhoods surrounding the area. I also wanted to use warm autumn colors contrasting with cool teals to represent the season in which the show takes place.
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