Ken Griffen's 'Runaway'

Let’s talk Ken Griffen. Or, rather, let’s talk how Ken Griffen, fresh from a stint in Berlin, has single handedly cracked open the bizarre anxiety saturating our contemporary world. Let’s discuss how Griffen took to canvas for a year and with just watercolours and pencil, spilled this idea out onto paper, only to remind the world, “If you don’t have anxiety, then you’re going to get killed by the bear.”

 

Following the gallery opening of Griffen’s second collection, Runaway, we met for a coffee.  Griffen is quiet. He has a way of talking as though he’s got more to say, but he’s keeping it to himself. I respect that. What he did give me was inspirational and truly eye opening.

 

IMG_1289

Photography by Nick Holder

 

Runaway explores the idea of anxiety in the contemporary world. This exhibition is the illustration of how we feel when we haven’t checked our phone in several hours. Each piece hits home differently. Some are darker than others, perhaps portraying the days when anxiety isn’t so much on the healthy side. The abstract lines of Griffen’s art are interrupted by the representation of commercial logos; the McDonald’s arches or the Bluetooth symbol. Griffen flirts with the idea of modern, abstract art.

 

The night before had seen Griffen standing calmly among a mixed crowd of Wellington ratbags, among older refined women wearing red lipstick and sipping champagne. Each group of people had their own opinions and ideas on the respective pieces. Griffen admits he spoke to a lot of strangers and while he likes each of them investing themselves differently into a piece. He’s not going to sell it to you, “If you like it, fucking buy it. If you don’t, don’t.” Griffen is in this for himself, it’s his outlet.

 

“An artist makes his worst work if he’s playing to the crowd.”

 

_MG_1222

Photography by Nick Holder

 

Roaring Fork, Griffen’s wildly successful commercial design company, has allowed him to a draw a line between that and his personal art. With this comes his undivided heart and soul in every piece. While I could have picked it up from his quiet demeanour, the way he sits into his seat, arms folded, how he put his laptop away the minute I arrived, Griffen reiterates to me that he’s not interested in following the well-worn path of traditional art. Plainly put, Griffen claims the traditional way just never made sense to him. In my opinion, his direction is blowing the traditional out of the water.

 

His fascination for people, the depth of understanding of emotions and his surroundings; it all accumulates to a respectable artist only concerned with having his morning coffee and making good, honest art. I only reluctantly come to realise I must leave - in all honesty I could have spent days talking to Ken, in attempt to understand how he came to be so at ease in himself and his work.

 

window

Photography by Nick Holder

 

As I turned to go, I asked Griffen what his plans were. He shrugged towards the back of the café where Runaway was showing, a woman having just left, happy new owner of one of Griffen’s precious pieces, “I guess I’ll just sell art.”
Runaway is showing at Precinct 35. 35 Ghuznee Street WGT, 23rd June – 5th July.

 

Cover Photography by Maddie Chatterly

178 comments

  1. Rochell 21 July, 2016 at 08:23 Reply

    This nutritional supplement can be your choice if you are also seeking the natural ingredient for assisting you to lose your weight
    effectively.

  2. Maisie 21 July, 2016 at 20:12 Reply

    When it comes to diet, Cameron accentuates the
    relevance of feeding your hunger instead of denying it.
    The key to weight loss: Picking the correct foods to satisfy your cravings while boosting your health.

  3. garcinia cambogia extract gnc 22 July, 2016 at 13:03 Reply

    While many physicians do make herbal, holistic, off-label
    or other recommendations to patients, these are typically based on experience and scientific studies, though not always the randomized clinical
    trial that Oz refers to. A prescription based on a physician’s scientific review
    , even without complete validation by a randomized clinical trial, is very different from a prescription lacking any scientific credibility.

  4. Shaunte 22 July, 2016 at 20:42 Reply

    Nonetheless, all of your weight difficulties can become a distant
    memory just by consuming the infusion of a fruit referred to as Garcinia Cambogia.

  5. http://www.stopcreditfraud.net 22 July, 2016 at 23:21 Reply

    Awesome website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums
    that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to
    be a part of community where I can get responses from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.

    If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!

  6. Rosella 23 July, 2016 at 17:14 Reply

    En guise de conclusion à elle, Cambogia capsules effets secondaires Garcinia ne sont
    pas vraiment efficaces que les mesures efficaces de perte de poids.

  7. Elias 23 July, 2016 at 17:41 Reply

    Dr. Oz is not espousing unpopular views for which he desires the
    protection of the academy; he is using his credentials to sell products.

  8. Freddie 23 July, 2016 at 17:42 Reply

    Natural Cleanse is also a superior nutritional supplement
    made of all -natural ingredients that work to detoxify your body and
    promote colon health, improve digestion and increase metabolism, and substantially enhance overall fat burning and weight reduction.

  9. Hilario 23 July, 2016 at 22:00 Reply

    As they were revealed to improve utility and its absorption of HCA HCA must be taken with other natural or original infusion compounds,.

  10. football analysis 24 July, 2016 at 09:31 Reply

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

  11. programme immobilier Antibes 25 July, 2016 at 21:29 Reply

    Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what
    I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new
    to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for rookie blog
    writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  12. http://tuboox.com/videos/skinny 26 July, 2016 at 00:43 Reply

    Fat granny in amateur porn Content removing Search the Internet totally free porn – free teen sex pictures &
    movies! Blonde heidi c A European sultry sexpot whose lusty appetites
    know no bounds, Porn Star Anita Blonde has quickly turn into a
    favorite of fans of exotic beauties. She’s a brief-haired blonde looker who sports activities the curvaceous and completely pure figure that we’ve come to anticipate in Euro-porn starlets.
    Anita Blonde also brings a full-throttle willingness
    to do it all to each new position, turning the heat up a notch
    together with her always incendiary performing style.
    Ass Videos & Anal Movies Index Stunning Czech blonde hunting Deepthroat and extreme laborious fuck
    – free porn movie Selfmade beginner lady pussy fuck
    – free porn movie Porn Class Index Young blonde brit
    masturbates

  13. russian mature porn 26 July, 2016 at 01:49 Reply

    blonde mature fucks her husband Mature Woman Videos Amatura Tube Mature Wife YPP LucyGrant toy fuck Morning BBC Fuck
    Half One Chubby Blonde Mature Main Mature Tube (fifty five) XXX Sex Tube
    (11) My Mature Porno Tube (7) Otcoc Mature Tube
    (7) Mature Mother Videos (5) From teen women next-door
    to married couples Wild Fucking Movies Fucking the recent girl next-door wearing
    black stockings and pink high heels – do-it-yourself porn videos (sent by neighbor Kent) Your Neighbors Fuck on Voyeur Videos right here » Hot mature
    moms fuck younger guys from neighbourhood and at their work places See
    Hot Moms Fucking High quality erotic nudes, softcore nudes, nude art,
    beginner erotica, outdoor nudity and extra! Wild Fucking Movies Ample Blowjobs, Group Sex, Arduous Fucking Teen Amateurs Younger Residence Made Porn Mature
    Pounding Serbian Mature

  14. cachorro beagle 26 July, 2016 at 07:23 Reply

    In this article, the following key roles of a Project Manager
    are discussed:. This gets them used to it and they will often go there on their own when they want to get away from people.

    The technology is virtually identical to that of a TENS unit, which is used by medical professionals to for rehabilitative purposes,
    and to relieve pain.

  15. cachorro labrador retriever 26 July, 2016 at 11:36 Reply

    Blogs are another great way to relay this sort of information. Socialization is much more perfect for puppies especially throughout the first twelve weeks with their existence.

    Walk away from him slowly while telling him to “stay”, and using your hand
    hold it up firmly (doing this will make him understand that when you hold your hand
    up in the future you want him to stay as well, not just
    when you instruct him to).

  16. Nam 26 July, 2016 at 14:38 Reply

    Researchers have discovered that this fruit can supplement diet and a healthy lifestyle for those
    who expect to shed extra weight.

  17. Elliot 26 July, 2016 at 22:40 Reply

    The Pure Garcinia Cambogia Slim System asserts to be an effective technique to slim down without following proper diet plan and working out.

  18. Teri 26 July, 2016 at 23:02 Reply

    Pour plus d’informations sur Garcinia cambogia et comment obtenir le meilleur produit au meilleur prix, rendez vous – Il ya un courant specific où vous pouvez obtenir une garantie de remboursement et d’une
    bouteille d’achats sélectionnés.

  19. Estela 27 July, 2016 at 00:06 Reply

    Providers on the Cloud are additionally separated, should you expertise a problem with FTP, your email would
    continue to work without disruption.

  20. Earle 27 July, 2016 at 00:23 Reply

    In 2004, Dr. Alison Hoppin, a doctor and childhood obesity expert,
    presented several issues to the House of Representatives regarding
    weight loss supplements for kids as reported on In her testimony, Dr.
    Hoppin referred to the over the counter merchandise PediaLean, a children’s weight
    loss supplement made from glucomannan.

  21. Verena 27 July, 2016 at 00:25 Reply

    Both means its value getting fit so you possibly can have extra enjoyable.
    I don’t hear many individuals speaking about things this manner so
    I believed I might share.

  22. Quentin 27 July, 2016 at 00:26 Reply

    Thanks for every other magnificent article. Where else
    may just anyone get that type of information in such a perfect approach of
    writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I’m on the search for such info.

  23. Izetta 27 July, 2016 at 00:27 Reply

    Garcinia cambogia, also called tamarind, is a small,
    pumpkin-shaped fruit, and diet supplements are touted for helping
    individuals lose weight However, researchers have up to now found only
    mixed effects when looking at whether the nutritional supplement actually helps weight loss.

  24. Gail 27 July, 2016 at 00:28 Reply

    Although Ive never tried them personally, I am comfortable with these
    items, I ‘ve had patients take them and see favorable outcomes.

  25. Minna 27 July, 2016 at 00:29 Reply

    The makers of Garcinia Cambogia XT are in this product they’re offering a DANGER-FR EE TRIAL for
    a small time, giving an opportunity to dieters to find effects without committing to a purchase.

  26. Mitzi 27 July, 2016 at 00:33 Reply

    Garcinia Cambogia is not going to cause a person to lose weight overnight,
    but if a man has specific weight loss targets than they will need to do other things in order to raise the natural
    effects of this supplement.

  27. Staci 27 July, 2016 at 00:39 Reply

    Being a Dad is a large and enjoyable part of my
    life but something I haven’t shared much of but.
    I see that beginning to change.

  28. Miles 27 July, 2016 at 00:47 Reply

    Additionally, it has been demonstrated the Garcinia Cambogia Extract
    is a fat eliminator, an appetite suppressant, a fat blocker, a heightener for serotonin levels and a Cortisol manager.

  29. Leora 27 July, 2016 at 00:54 Reply

    He’s also fairly content to shill for garcinia cambogia, which he calls the hottest,
    fastest fat-buster” Never mind that no studies
    have revealed a weight-loss benefit after 12 weeks of taking it, and no such gain has been demonstrated by several studies at all.

  30. Robbie 27 July, 2016 at 03:34 Reply

    Howdy! I simply wish to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have here on this post.
    I am returning to your blog for more soon.

  31. Kraig 27 July, 2016 at 04:36 Reply

    Once they’ve made the change, it may well take around 24-48 hours for
    this to replicate across the internet, so it won’t be effective instantly.

  32. Mckinley 27 July, 2016 at 04:45 Reply

    Thank you for any other magnificent article. Where else may just anybody
    get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing?
    I have a presentation next week, and I’m at the look for such information.

  33. Octavio 27 July, 2016 at 05:33 Reply

    Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this blog.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging
    to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appeal.
    I must say you have done a very good job with this. Also, the blog loads very quick for me on Chrome.

    Excellent Blog!

  34. Delmar 27 July, 2016 at 06:32 Reply

    Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on.
    Any suggestions?

  35. Jaclyn 27 July, 2016 at 07:57 Reply

    RAID 1 storage includes 2 an identical disks that are written to on the identical time by a RAID controller card installed within the server.

  36. Alexandra 27 July, 2016 at 09:00 Reply

    Designed utterly in home with users needs in thoughts, the Tsohost Cloud hosting platform is famend for it’s clean design and easy navigation.

  37. Rodger 27 July, 2016 at 09:05 Reply

    Select an online host that ensures your safety. Your website
    ought to be shielded from hackers efficiently,
    particularly when you’ve got an e-commerce site. Some services even offer you the chance to keep your personal non-public information on their servers.

  38. Andre 27 July, 2016 at 09:17 Reply

    Step 5: This coupon works for total billing interval, so maximize the terms to
    gain the utmost revenue from this Hostgator Coupon Code.

  39. Shona 27 July, 2016 at 09:28 Reply

    This would be actually performed after the readings and also would certainly be actually a
    try to correspond along with person’s familied member.

  40. Augustina 27 July, 2016 at 09:40 Reply

    Costs start off at $4.ninety five per 30 days (primarily based on paying 36 months in advance) however, unusually within the internet hosting group, HostGator do make it attainable so that you can sign up and actually
    shell out month to month albeit at a elevated charge.

  41. Lazaro 27 July, 2016 at 10:06 Reply

    It takes lower than five minutes to join a free coupon and money again website,
    and if you’re an online shopper this may add up to large savings
    At all times look for a coupon code before you purchase anything online, and click
    on through the money again site first to earn again a proportion of your complete.

  42. football analysis 27 July, 2016 at 10:18 Reply

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Kudos

  43. Sung 27 July, 2016 at 10:29 Reply

    HostGator delivers options for all kinds
    of companies including particular person freelancers, smaller organizations and big considerations.

  44. Korey 27 July, 2016 at 10:49 Reply

    Furthermore, they provide flexibility for those who
    need to upgrade to 1,000GB of bandwidth – greater than sufficient for
    any kind of website unless you are Google.

  45. Ulysses 27 July, 2016 at 11:20 Reply

    Remember that you want more bandwidth when you plan to incorporate images or videos
    in your website. Compare different bandwidth plans and
    purchase a plan that offers you slightly extra bandwidth than you need so that you’ve room to
    develop your site.

  46. Odell 27 July, 2016 at 12:14 Reply

    E-mail addresses will likely be kept private (as at all times) nevertheless we’ll share the
    2 winners’ particulars with Tsohost for obvious causes.

  47. Agustin 27 July, 2016 at 12:26 Reply

    Features incorporate allotted megabytes/gigabytes of RAM and storage,
    allotted gigabytes of bandwidth, electronic mail
    addresses, domains, administrative root entry, rebooting, backups, purposes
    for cellular access, assist, and assured uptime.

  48. Gabriele 27 July, 2016 at 12:35 Reply

    The reseller will give limitless management panels
    and hosting accounts to the purchasers by simply paying alittle quantity of money monthly to Hostgator.

  49. Latisha 27 July, 2016 at 13:02 Reply

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up and
    let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the
    same results.

  50. Donny 27 July, 2016 at 13:09 Reply

    If your HostGator coupon code isn’t working, look to
    see if there’s an expiration date or minimum dimension order connected to the deal
    you have chosen.

  51. Melisa 27 July, 2016 at 13:24 Reply

    What’s up to every body, it’s my first go to see of this
    web site; this weblog contains amazing and really good information in favor
    of visitors.

  52. Casie 27 July, 2016 at 13:28 Reply

    Much like the way info is handed to Subroutines, parameters to capabilities may also be
    passed using Variables, or through the use of Arguments.

  53. Look at my website 27 July, 2016 at 13:49 Reply

    A key issue for choosing an online host is accessible tech
    support. Ought to your site go down for any reason, you do not need to have to attend for tech support to be obtainable during specified enterprise hours.

  54. Becky 27 July, 2016 at 14:03 Reply

    HostGator moved from its unique workplace in Boca Raton,
    Florida in 2007 into a new 20,000 square foot workplace building
    in Houston, Texas and likewise added an office in Austin, Texas
    in 2010.

  55. Colby 27 July, 2016 at 14:06 Reply

    You’ll just get a higher high quality voucher if Hostgator runs a Birthday distinctive or a Memorial day distinctive and so on. So exploit this Restricted Supply!

  56. Vince 27 July, 2016 at 14:10 Reply

    Do not select your internet hosting provider based mostly solely on price.
    Though utilizing a cheap or free net host may save you
    cash in the brief run, these hosts might not offer the disk area or bandwidth you need.
    Value needs to be only one factor in your ultimate determination in order that you make sure
    that you get what you most want.

  57. Cheryle 27 July, 2016 at 14:19 Reply

    I had actually been curious regarding viewing a telepathic specifically with a great
    deal going on with my life, I had actually been researching as well as Kim’s title as well as site
    kept turning up again and again throughout my research study on which telepathic to
    find so I took it as an indication and created my session along with her.

  58. Hiram 27 July, 2016 at 14:39 Reply

    Hey would permit 100GB of storage, limitless web sites,
    domains, sql databases, e mail accounts but solely 5 active sql connections at a time.

  59. Freeman 27 July, 2016 at 14:42 Reply

    Probably the greatest things concerning the servers being in clusters is that they’ll take servers down for upgrades without effecting your service.

  60. Monroe 27 July, 2016 at 14:44 Reply

    For excellent discounts and critiques on this item pay a go to to hostgator promo codes Throughout 2007,
    when my initial personal web site was created and important a
    internet host, there was abundance of internet hosting firm obtainable
    on the internet, nonetheless most of the firms doesn’t look to know what they
    ended up endeavor or they ended up just commencing up as most of them possibly tried to cover or did not
    present the necessary details that a web host has to supply.

  61. Matthias 27 July, 2016 at 14:54 Reply

    For all of the evening owls, FLASH SALE Pt. 2: Wednesday, April 22nd at eleven:00pm -Thursday, April 23rd 2:00am CST, we
    can be working another FLASH Sale, featuring 60% off all new hosting packages!

  62. Yetta 27 July, 2016 at 15:08 Reply

    Requiring a service downgrade shouldn’t be an unimaginable state of affairs.
    For instance, your web site may expertise non permanent success that forces you to obtain a service upgrade that might be
    too costly to take care of as soon as the success fades.

  63. Marco 27 July, 2016 at 15:11 Reply

    Now that you are armed with an arsenal of webhosting tips, your woes of finding
    a great host amongst all of the failures will soon go
    away.

  64. Diego 27 July, 2016 at 15:27 Reply

    It is a real pleasure in comparison with my previous friends at
    streamline who had been only curious about getting a fast
    however usually meaningless answer back to me.

  65. Judy 27 July, 2016 at 16:04 Reply

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this superb blog!
    I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS
    feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will share this site
    with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  66. Avery 27 July, 2016 at 16:09 Reply

    Just desire to say your article is as surprising. The clearness on your post is just
    great and that i could suppose you’re knowledgeable on this subject.
    Well together with your permission allow me
    to clutch your RSS feed to stay up to date with forthcoming
    post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  67. Graig 27 July, 2016 at 16:13 Reply

    Thanks for another wonderful post. The place else
    could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect approach of
    writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the
    search for such information.

  68. Colleen 27 July, 2016 at 16:15 Reply

    A primary child plan offers unlimtied space, bandwidth,
    domains and over 48 additional companies for advance web developers, permitting you to run essentially the most complex
    kind of internet sites.

Leave a reply