collage

Remixing, sampling, scratching, looping paintings & sculptures

  • February 21, 2016

(Scroll down for many images of remixed, intermixed, disrupted and distributed paintings & sculptures, incl. some text on the origin and ideas-behind, including reviews. Also see Statement)

4 paintnigs mashed up together (Polyvictorian, Masaimatical, Leaves of Steel, Data Drop) 12′ x 8′

remix # 3 of this sculpture

remix # 3 of Acceleration Still

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GLOBE & MAIL
K.I.A.’s latest work, Acceleration/Still is a giant, wasp’s-nest-shaped painting/sculpture
combo that references butterfly wings, fuselages and airplane blueprints, via over 300 painted panels. As the weeks progress, the object will grow, change shape and re-combine 

TORONTO STAR
Remix Music, Why Not Art?
 

K.I.A. is about art-making, music-making and idea-spinning, and those points where the all three inclinations intersect.

 CALGARY HERALD
A master at aural collage

CBC NEWS
“K.I.A. began using panels while living in Tokyo
where his small apartment necessitated painting his huge works one panel at a time. Now they serve a different purpose: the panels can be rearranged by the artist or owner of the work, just as each performer interprets a piece of music.”

LOLA Magazine
Evolving Exhibition

Like contemporary music, K.I.A.’s paintings can be remixed. Starting from a base image—for example, an African shield composed of math formulae— the artist, over the course of his recent solo show, rearranged  the aluminum panels that comprise the huge works to create new and unforeseen paintings.

JAPAN TIMES
Canadian Collagist Unfazed by Change

“Systems & Synthesis” is the title of a new collage exhibition by Canadian artist K.I.A. (Kirby Ian Andersen.) Via the collage medium Andersen strives to sort through the disorientated jumble of data from an increasingly information-based society

72 x 52". Acryllic on canvas.

72 x 52″. Acryllic on canvas. En plein air nature collage…


 

The idea of the remix has long been integral to my work, from my early linear collages to intermixed and interleaved paintings to more recent huge recombinant sculpture paintings. For more info see this archive post on early remixable works, and also my BIO, which also shows a pictorial timeline of the evolution of the idea from its origin (being broke and using magazines, manga & newspapers to make work; then having to make large paintings in smaller bits because of my tiny Tokyo apartment size, which led to the idea of dj ‘scratching’ the paintings… rotating the smaller component panels, flipping sections, moving rows, etc for my first exhibition), to continued explorations up until today, spoken of in terms of sampling, looping, mashups… but also as genetically modified objects (visual genomes spliced) and analog ‘digital’ components that allow paintings to be disrupted and distributed (non-centralized)… — See the expansion of these last ideas at the Projects page HERE (email for password.)

Anyway, in light of the Mashup exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, I thought I’d do a quick post a variety of images of my work, some of which can be found around the new site, from collages through remixes and mashups of paintings and sculptures…  (i.e. iterations of works Here ; origins of Here . Hell, there’s even a speed collage/visual pun mashup vidoe for the song “Shanghai Masai” HERE.)

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4 paintings, disrupted, distributed, f’d up & shifted, then intermixed.

 

 

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010101 – version 4; 10 intermixable panels 60 x 60″

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Re(d)one – glitched remix 66 x 66″

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010re(d)0ne – two works intermixed 60″ x 60″

 

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Masaimaitical — math & masai codes & graphs , origianl mix. 11′ x 5′

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(L) tectonic remix (R): distributed version

masaiKite_KIA

kite arrangement

 

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Polyvictorian — Victorian era etiquette text & imagery inside Polynesian mask, original mix 8′ x 12′

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origami’d remix

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cornered arrangment

PolyVicRectRX

squared mix

 

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Staccatorest — collaged musical notation from different eras and cultures 9′ x 6′

stacattoRemix

disrupted version

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worst mix ever version

 

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Masaimatical and Staccatorest intermixed

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5 paintings intermixed 6.0

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6 paintings intermixed, exhibition finale 30′ x 12′ x 3′

 

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Mona Risa — early Tokyo collage (manga, money, subway posters, magazines), remixed version 72″ x 60″

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2 early watercolors intermixed

 

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The Kiss – early collage, Tokyo 14 x 11″

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The Kiss (2.0) remixed much later  96 x 96″

 

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Chords – original arrangement, 60 x 60″

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ReChord – pixeled & distributed arrangement of Chord 120 x 40″

From a proposed exhibition in 1996; various iterations of the 11 x 5′ (35 panel) work Masaimatical:

shield mockup remix 2 1

shield mockup remix 3

shield mockup remix 4b

shield mockup remix 5

Recombinant Works (drawings)

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