Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Troll and geoDNA

  • September 19, 2018
Art Troll and geoDNA

Art troll?  Here's how I ended up working (lurking), in inclement weather, under a low bridge... with a racoon. Some of my current explorations involve creating visual DNA en plein air at disparate locations  (ultimately to be done coast to coast to coast across Canada, then other countries) and combining them together. Hundreds of paintings will initially be made, and then destroyed, as they are sliced up into pictorial genes which will  be CRISPR'd together into  single complex artworks, paintings made of paintings. The final pieces will be a hybrid of painting, collage and sculpture....

Read more

geotagged painting sculpture installation

  • July 22, 2018
geotagged painting sculpture installation

Installation commission for collector, installed on their ranch. Site specific painting-sculpture, three iterations. Part of an ongoing global megainstallation composed of 'geotagged' recombinant components. Ultimately to be a painting (collage) made from many hundreds of components. K.I.A. 2018

Read more

More Than

  • May 4, 2018
More Than

Metempsychosis themes meet the CRISPR series. The soul is spliced.  

Read more

Artitechture

  • February 14, 2018
Artitechture

This work is a 12' high ephemeral architectonic palimpsest, a crystalline tornado poem, an optically shifting spaceship skyscraper, a bas-relief diagonal tower of babel. Future iterations will be even bigger -- 30' high or long (on the ground), painting as monumental architecture. (And art as physical & mental challenge -- ephemeral does not equal effortless.  Art as intense sport, as Sisyphean marathon.) As it is done directly on the wall, it can only be experienced in one location. And as all walls eventually come down, it's lo-fi high beauty that can only be experienced for a moment...

Read more

What An Artist Does

  • April 20, 2017
What An Artist Does

IMAGE: recombinant sculpture; resequenced paintings; palimpsest series, and brand new series UPDATE:  I spent 70hrs/week for 6 weeks at an art residency, a CRISPR SCULPTR, this painting-as-sculpture-as-installation-as-function ... artwork as endurance sport, as improvisational music, as gene-edited... here's some images of the recombinant work: See here for many other  Projects Every so often someone asks me "What do you do everyday?". I'm surprised at people's surprise at how much there is to do as an artist -- I suppose the romantic idea of just making stuff whenever 'inspired'...

Read more

Curator

  • June 24, 2016
Curator

Just had a two hour studio visit with a curator from the AGO,  linking the work from the early linear A/B/A/B/ collages done in Tokyo through the remxible installations and sculpture work to the digital ice graffiti, laser palimpsest and outdoor ephemeral art, to the latest genetically modified object explorations...  

Read more

Turbine Descending A Staircase

  • May 17, 2016
Turbine Descending A Staircase

Decided to do a radical freestanding remix of the sculpture Acceleration Still. Completely spontaneous, no pre-planning and/or fabricating of interior armature, similar to how I approach my outdoor works (ya work with what ya got.) All part of my recombinant painting, sculpture, installation series, where the work is remixable, intermixable, and infinitely unfinished. The original A/S painting (original flat arrangement of the sculpture, and which will never be seen) is 27 x 16', 300 aluminum panels. This iteration actually references the interior content, which is a butterfly wing composed...

Read more

notTango

  • March 4, 2016
notTango

Another palimpsest work, as installed at collector's. Bas-relief abstract wrapped in steel and painted. 40 x 26". A hybrid of the Rapt series, and the Shift/Drift series.

Read more

Remixing, sampling, scratching, looping paintings & sculptures

  • February 21, 2016
Remixing, sampling, scratching, looping paintings & sculptures

(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) 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,...

Read more

upSTEPPA

  • January 24, 2016
upSTEPPA

"upSTEPPA" from the laser palimpsest series. Complex code/info bas relief and multimedia on aluminum. 48" x 24". As installed at collector's. Different angle showing more of the sub/texture:

Read more