Ken Fandell is a Chicago-based artist who works primarily in the media of digital photography and video. His decidedly subject-based work presents simple, direct images in often overly dramatized or cleverly trite ways that hint at both the existential and the practical. His sense of humor is a constant thread in work that deals with both the banal and epic topics of life, often touching on themes like his relationship with his body (which, because he is a serious, long-distance runner, is complex), romantic notions of day-to-day existence, or tangles with understanding one's private world with the outer. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and The Brooklyn Musuem of Art, New York, amongst others. His first exhibition at Tomlinson Kong Contemporary is slated for April 2012.
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