Len Klikunas ’s sculptural, minimalist paintings are characterized by their understated simplicity and use of mixed materials. A Stanford University graduate with a MA from California State University, Fullerton, Klikunas seeks to articulate the limits and tension of the medium. For his ongoing “Blocks” series, Klikunas stretches canvases over supporting frameworks to make protruding three-dimensional forms whose corners seem ready to split open. He then coats the composition in paint, usually white, creating monochromatic architectural gestures. Throughout his work, Klikunas employs the Japanese cultural and aesthetic concept of shizen, based on the observation of nature and the absence of pretense or artificiality. Klikunas’s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States.