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Aaron Kraten

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Wax Poetic Gallery 01, 3-22-2008 Mixed Media Works
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various works, 3-22-2008 Mixed Media Various
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various works, 3-22-2008 Mixed Media Various
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various works, 3-22-2008 Mixed Media Various
Spot
Spots , 3-22-2008 Mixed Media 4' X 18"
Calibration
Calibration , 2008 Mixed Media 18" X 24"
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Audio Transferee, 2008 Mixed Media 32" X 20"
1980
1980, 2008 Mixed Media 16" X 12"
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Snow Sound, 2007 Mixed Media 4' X 4'
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a loud siren , 2007 Mixed Media 2' X 4'
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Green Giants, 2008
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© Eric Macklin
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© Eric Macklin
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© Eric Macklin
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© Eric Macklin
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Stretching , 2008 Mixed Media 2 ' X 2 ' © Aaron Kraten Art 2008
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Analog_dreams
Analog Dreams, 2009 Mixed Media 2' X 4' © Aaron Kraten Art 2008
Autumn
Autumn, 2008 Mixed Media 2' X 4' © Aaron Kraten Art 2008
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Last Class, 2011 Mixed-media on Wood 20x16 © Aaron Kraten
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
San Francisco
Birth year
1974
Lives in
Santa ana
Works in
Santa ana
Schools
Ocean View, 1992
Representing galleries
1988 Laguna Art Museum , the jflynn gallery , MOCA - The Geffen Contemporary, Gallery C, Alpha Cult, The Box
Tags
kraten, pop_culture, underground, LOWBROW, self_taught, Painter, Art, Fine, mixed-media
Statement

Kraten was born in 1974 in San Francisco, California. He moved out of the city to Huntington Beach in Southern California while he was young. Kraten is interested in street graffiti and skateboarding. He worked full-time jobs while establishing himself as an artist, taking jobs in factories and working a stint as a courier. He gained recognition in the 2000s, and subsequently set up a factory-like studio in a Costa Mesa loft on the East side.

Kraten's early work was in the form of conceptual painting. One of his best known paintings is Workers Compensation 2003, which depicts a table found in the trash. It was entirely fingerpainted.