KEN MAZZU

FINE ART PAINTINGS

 
 

    Welcome to my official web site featuring images of recent paintings and current information on my art!  Having been a fine art painter since 1997, I work in a variety of media including oil on canvas, watercolor and ink wash.  In the past, my investigations in painting have focused on landscape ideas of industrial decay and urban detritus.  These paintings were completed from 2004 - 2009 and it is useful to note that they were painted intuitively, from imagination, without the aid of photographic reference.


    Conversely, in 2008 I began a new series of small works on paper in gouache based on an older series of photographs which I had taken in the city.  This research has influenced a new group of cityscape paintings which allow for new interpretations of the urban landscape!  These works are also based on photographs and are composed in transparent watercolor as well as oil on canvas. 

Most recently, I have begun to think of these cityscape paintings in a historic Houston context since they borrow from specific architectural sites within the city.

This work is now organized chronologically as my “Houston History Series”.


     In addition to cityscape painting, in 2014, I began a new series of pastoral landscape paintings based upon the regional Texas landscape. Select media for this body of work will encompass watercolor, oil on canvas and new oil pastels!


    My studio is located in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.!  Also, I am a faculty member of The Glassell School of Art, the school of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where I teach drawing, design and watercolor.  My paintings appear regionally in corporate and public collections as well as in private collections regionally, nationally and abroad.  Please view my exhibitions section for information on past, present and future exhibitions of my art.



For more information please contact my studio at:


ken@kenmazzu.com




 

“Echoes of Oblivion” (detail) oil on canvas 50” x 70” 2012 



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