Ken Kline: Still Life

Ken Kline’s realistic (trompe l’oeil), still-life paintings finely depict possessions that hold special importance to the artist. A native of Las Vegas, Kline is a graduate of UNLV and recently retired as the billboard sign painter for the Las Vegas 51s minor league baseball team.

“My goal is to create subjects that will be interesting. Each viewer may find some more appealing than others. I construct each painting in oil on board using personal and family objects that are treasured memories.” – Ken Kline

What does trompe l’oeil mean?

Trompe l’oeil is French for “to deceive the eye”, an art historical tradition in which the artist paints so realistically that it fools us into thinking we’re looking at the actual object. Whether it’s a painted fly that we’re tempted to brush away, or an illusionistic piece of paper with curling edges that entices us to pick it up, trompe l’oeil makes us question the boundary between the painted world and ours.

On exhibit at West Charleston Library from April 26, 2022 through July 5, 2022


Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM