If You Knew Kenny…” (documentary film)
During my childhood in suburban St. Louis, MO, I became lifelong friends with Ken Brown, who in the ensuing years has since grown to be a remarkable visual artist in a variety of media. Ken’s art can be seen playful or grimly serious, childlike or eerily unsettling, and is also a reflection of the joyful, adventurous spirit which resides inside this talented man. Now residing in Munich with his family, Ken prodigiously turns out art that is at times accessible, at times enigmatic, but always challenging…and to me, downright inspiring. Ken has graciously granted me permission to use a variety of his works in a video documentary on his life and art, which I plan to create starting in early 2017. The samples provide a tiny glimpse of the remarkable range of works Ken has created (and the mind behind them), and the amazingly divergent styles which continue to surprise and delight his family, friends, fans…and perhaps most of all, himself.