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What An Artist Does

  • April 20, 2017
What An Artist Does

(Image: recombinant sculpture; resequenced paintings; palimpsest series, and brand new series contact for details)   (See here for many  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' is a myth that still persists. So I decided to document my daily art tasks. Below are just a couple weeks out of the last month or so.  I've left out all domestic and/or 'real life' stuff. I was going to excise some of the more...

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Snow Collage

  • January 13, 2017
Snow Collage

Snow collage, ash as medium, 40' x 20'. Existed for only a day. (But editioned prints of the work are available; contact info@nu4ya.com for details.)        

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No Hear Hear, No There There

  • October 11, 2016
No Hear Hear, No There There

This work fuses the silver palimpsest series with some of my text series, as well as my linear mandala/DNA spectrogram/sliced collage approach. It's also transtemporal -- there is a complex bas-relief texture of a Victorian petit point motto that reveals beneath the 21st century material. (The reflective quality of which allows the colors in the room, or the viewer, to resolve/dissolve into the piece. It also creates a shifting or unstable optical appearance as one moves around the work, with the different textures or sections luminescing at different angles or time of day.) The text...

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na cha cha

  • September 7, 2016
na cha cha

"na cha cha" 58 x 36", as installed at collector's. This work is a chimera, or a mashup of my aluminum palimpsests and my  rawer oilstick on canvas abstracts. The detailed textured surfaces reveals in different light.

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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...  

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Shift / Drift series

  • May 10, 2016
Shift / Drift series

VARIOUS SERIES: SHIFT/DRIFT | ORIGAMI'D  PALIMPSEST | RECOMBINANT | RAPT | NON-SERIES | LINEAR SERIES | WORKS ON PAPER | PHOTOS THE SHIFT/DRIFT SERIES Large works on canvas (See smaller works on paper HERE), glitched en plein air (in various weather conditions -20 to +30º). This series explores ideas related to analogue & digital crossovers; genetics (a 'resequencing' of parts); and music production techniques (sampling, timestretching, looping, glitching.) See the Statement for more.

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Collectors, Instagram, Casual, Instant

  • March 29, 2016
Collectors, Instagram, Casual, Instant

Here's a grid grab from Instagram of some works at collectors' (Italy, Canada, a yacht); a couple shots of a public installation; some studio  context shots and naturesque photos. I use IG for quicker, more casual shots of work, gifs, videos of work, shots of ideas, inspriations, along with some photography. (Never selfies, tho.) Follow me here on Instagram: @___k___i___a___ See artworks by K.I.A. as installed at various collector's at THIS POST

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End E, Eff (segueing installation)

  • February 18, 2016
End E, Eff (segueing installation)

IMAGE: New large installation painting: a movement from fear through joy to enlightenment, a shift from healing to pain to loss, or protection, in different forms: by science, by might, by prayer.  -K.I.A. 2016 End E, Eff 2016. Needles, darts, feathers, in powdercoated aluminum, 108" x 60" x 12" (Also scalable, from small to massive.) Detail view:  

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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:

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Snowfolds & Chromadrifts

  • March 3, 2014
Snowfolds & Chromadrifts

Flowasteppa (detail) - K.I.A.,  2014. Acrylic on canvas, 72” x 52” x 1.5” The above painting (detail shot) came from two strands of work: 1) the outdoor monochromatic drift experiments, where I sifted wind-blown ash over arranged and analog-glitched found objects on snow; and 2) the ‘--Steppa’ works, high-color calligraphic and shift-chunked spraypaint pieces. (It’s also is a bit of a reaction against my own recent shiny-shiny.) With Flowasteppa (and others in the series) I laid raw canvas down on the ground on a -15° day, and, working with the wind and falling color, ghosted...

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