aluminum

kankan

  • August 13, 2013
kankan

“kankan” by K.I.A. Mixed media on aluminum, 20” x 20” A smaller work, supersized later. Lots of new work, new series, not yet posted, bigger. Viewing by request; email. Another small work in the series...:

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In Everyone’s head Juliet

  • June 22, 2013
In Everyone’s head Juliet

In everyone’s head Juliet looks different. How much to reveal, how much to conceal? My recent paintings, which are enveiled in stainless-steel, barely show their images through the metal threading -- and in certain lighting, the reflectivity of the steel nearly obliviates what lies beneath. “Read between the lines”, literally. Previous works too: hidden layers & encoded information. Painting as a suggestion, as poem; the viewer finishes each piece in their own head. Post-creation, these writings were to give insight to some of the ideas embedded in each of my works... but they’ve...

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Magpie Dragqueen

  • February 25, 2013
Magpie Dragqueen

Fingernail polish and sequins, Swarovski crystals and crayon, foil and shellac and... Kind of a kitchen sink work, purposefully incorporating many materials (graphite, glue, enamel, collage, and...) but the main inspiration was to reclaim a style of mine from some time ago that only recently has surfaced big-time in the general public: in a Louis Vuitton ad in Vanity Fair; on a major art museum catalog cover, which won awards for the design; as a recent Adbusters magazine cover. And at least a couple more times: a book, and a CD cover. (In my ABOUT>BIO section, read the second paragraph...

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Paracarta

  • October 10, 2012
Paracarta

46” x 30” x 60,000” oilstick, stainless steel thread on shaped aluminium K.I.A. 2012 The image is very colorful and detailed, but veiled in steel; only hints & glimpses of it can be seen through organic gapping in the thread pattern. More mapping. Poly-para-multi-tempo-cultural. Ancient Chinese map (the colors; orange gold red blue organic forms); Greek city (purple structures); weathered papyrus (silver shapes); sea-faring (navigation compass lines for the metal bends); Inuit coast-line recognition carvings (darker bands); Polynesian ocean wave-pattern maps (the cursive...

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