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The Art of Ken Auster

About Ken Auster

"I simply want to achieve the ultimate communication on the canvas - to say more
with less."

 -Ken Auster

Ken Auster  -   Woods Cove

Woods Cove

Artist Ken Auster

       You cannot separate Ken Auster, the surfer, from Ken Auster, the artist.

For it was in his formative years in Long Beach, California, where Ken grew up with his feet deeply planted in the surfing culture, that he first learned to express his art talent. Caught up in the ground swell of the 1960s surfing culture, Ken not only plunged into the sport of surfing but into the art and graphics of surfing as well.

While working his way towards a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Long Beach State University, Ken built one of the world's most prominent silkscreen and T-shirt companies, creating now-legendary surfing art that adorned surfers from Belmont Shores to Hawaii to Mexico. His surfing images, silk-screened as original prints on paper, became the "fine art" of this beach culture, and today, represent the classic surf art of the past century.  more

 

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Ken Auster - Other Side of the Tracks

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Other Side of the Tracks

From the roar of enormous ocean waves to the din of a restaurant kitchen, from the wind through grass to the waves lapping against a shoreline, artist Ken Auster has taken viewers around a world of experiences with his paintings. Auster's release from The Greenwich Workshop is another of his favorite subjects: the sunny hills of San Francisco.

Ken Auster's painting style combines the masterful use of color with an economy of brushwork. With this new work, he takes his expressive painting style one step further and painted with his fingers. "Sometimes the brush comes between me and the painting," says Ken. "So I eliminated the brush."

As the sun sets on the West Coast, the brightly-colored houses, sidewalk cafés and cable cars are flooded with warm rays of sunshine. Whether you've lived in San Francisco your whole life or have always wanted to visit, "Other Side of the Tracks" will transport you there.

 
 

Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
29" x 18" 
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Limited Edition Masterwork Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
47" x 31" 
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Ken Auster - Dempsey's Bar and Grill

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Dempsey's Bar 'N' Grill

Jack “the Manassa Mauler” Dempsey held the world heavyweight boxing title between 1919 and 1926. He was known for his aggressive punches, colorful personality and exciting fights, many of which broke attendance records. Dempsey’s impressive skills and tenacious attitude secured his place in American history and popular culture. It is Dempsey’s renowned rough-and-tumble style that inspired the setting of Ken Auster’s newest painting, Dempsey’s Bar ‘n’ Grill.

 
 

Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
32" x 32" 
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Ken Auster - Red Dress in the Window

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Red Dress in the Window

Ken Auster creates a masterful illusion with an economy of brushwork in his "Red Dress in the Window." This marvelous little city scene will add pizzazz and attitude to any wall.

 
 

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Image Size:
28" x 22"
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Ken Auster- Counter Culture

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Counter Culture

Although renowned as a “plein air” painter, Ken Auster’s “culinary arts” paintings prove just how exciting documenting the ordinary in an extraordinary manner can be.“Color makes or breaks a painting,” says Ken. His stew of rich, broad strokes and vibrant colors, workaday life of restaurants with impressionist-inspired murals, and chefs at work in kitchens, gives us a savory taste of his fine art.

 
 

Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
28" x 22"
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Ken Auster - Woods Cove

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Woods Cove
 

“This quintessential Laguna coastline, with its user-friendly beaches and warm turquoise water, makes for an inviting scenario both for visitor and resident alike.”

 
 

Limited Edition Masterwork Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
48
" x 37"
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Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
30" x 23"
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Ken Auster - The E-Lemon-Ator

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The E-Lemon-Ator
 

Simmering with color, style and delicious texture, it should come as no surprise that kitchen and restaurant scenes are one of Auster’s favorite subjects. “I’m interested in the light and shadows created by the working chefs and it allows me to add a storyline to the scene,” Auster says.“And restaurants tend to conjure up memorable times!”

 
 

Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
9" x 12"
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Ken Auster - La Jolla Light

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La Jolla Light
 

“We’re looking south to Bird Rock in La Jolla. What I love about the location, and hoped to translate to the painting, is the fringe of energy created by the consistent movement of the ocean, the atmosphere of California and the edge between land and sea, with grey-silver light framed by the famous torry pines. This is a private glimpse of a world so peaceful yet so explosive at the same time.”

 
 

Limited Edition Masterwork Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
48" x 40"
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Ken Auster - Forest From the Trees

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Forest from the Trees

    
 
 

Limited Edition Masterwork Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
48" x 40"
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Ken Auster - Coastal Cactus

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Coastal Cactus

Ken Auster's Contemporary California Impressionism took on new dimensions when he created this eight-foot landscape of the Southern California coast. In the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios and into nature to capture the effects of sunlight and atmosphere, it was quite revolutionary. Today it’s a familiar concept. “Artists come to the Laguna Beach area from all over the world because of the light, the way the sea affects the atmosphere and the natural beauty of the beach and surrounding hills,” says artist Ken Auster, who's own fresh style works classic plein air magic in the studio. “I work only in oils and my paintings are very ‘juicy,’ very loose and very of-the-moment.” Auster has an exceptional eye for chromatic subtleties and his understanding of color and light are on display in this pair of dramatically out-sized Southern California landscapes, the first two of this new series. A lifetime can be spent filling in the details as the eye travels, catches and circles around this landscape.

 
 

Limited Edition Masterwork Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
48" x 40"
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Hold the Pineapple and Coke-atoos Sold as set of two

 

 

Ken Auster - Hold the Pineapple

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Hold the Pineapple

    
 

 

 

 

Ken Auster - Coke-atoos

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Coke-atoos

    
 

Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
10" x 13"

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Ken Auster - Shaken, Not Stirred

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Shaken, Not Stirred

Sophisticated and sexy, popular yet traditional, the martini has been shaking things up since the late 19th century. Served in its own elegant glass, this cocktail has long been associated with important events and society. James Bond, whose character popularized the drink for a generation of Americans, was reckless with his women, rough on enemy agents, but extremely precise about his martini. It had to be "shaken, not stirred." How many times have you wanted to walk up to a bartender and say these legendary words?

 
 

Limited Edition  Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
10" x 13"
$125 (cdn) RDER ONLINE

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Ken Auster - The Art of a Peel

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The Art Of A Peel

“I simply want to achieve the ultimate communication on the canvas—to say more with less,” Ken says. Whether painting a street scene, a freeway, an urban restaurant or coastal panorama, his deft use of color and economy of brush strokes create simple, yet beautifully structured compositions".

 
 

Limited Edition Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
24" x 15"

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Urban Surfing

Surfer turned artist Ken Auster skillfully combines his two loves in this cool urban street scene. Renowned for his classic surf art, Auster now sees and paints a bold, dynamically changing world. Whether London, Italy, the California coast or Mexico, he shares with us the uncomplicated but moving stories on canvas—simply and effectively, documenting the ordinary in an extraordinary manner.

 
 

Limited Edition  Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
20" x 20"
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Ken Auster - Split Pea
Split Pea
 

The Chef Suite


Ken Auster - Move Over
Move Over
 

Culinary Muses to Inspire Your Cooking

Renowned for his classic surf art and urban street scenes, artist Ken Auster brings his bold and dynamic signature style into the kitchen. His favorite Italian restaurant inspired him to paint chefs. “I’m interested in the light and shadows created by the working chefs, and it allows me to add a storyline to the scene. In addition, restaurants conjure up good times,” Auster says. A charming suite of three canvases to inspire your favorite cook or connoisseur in their own kitchen.


Ken Auster - Happy Birthday
Happy Birhday

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Limited Edition  Giclée canvas
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Image Size:
 12" x 9"
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About Ken Auster 

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