canadian art

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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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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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.

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Snow Graffiti

  • February 23, 2016
Snow Graffiti

75' x 22'. Research for outdoor ephemeral project 5X this size (and for indoor one on sand, 1/2 this scale.)

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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,...

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General Stealth, Car River, Micro Redux

  • July 11, 2013
General Stealth, Car River, Micro Redux

General Stealth, Car River II 48” x 32”, oilstick on aluminum Tom Thomson x Emily Carr ÷ General Idea x Agnes Martin = genetically modified Canadian art. A smaller commission of the larger (84” x 60”) GSCR version. Taking the forests of Thomson and splicing them with organic shapes of Carr over the t.v. bands of General Idea, and beneath the minimalist lines of Martin. There is a horizontal, as well as a vertical, tracking of light as the aluminum reflects with movement and illumination, contrasting the velvety matte of the oilstick. © K.I.A. Kirby Ian Andersen

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<3 >|< RX

  • January 25, 2012
<3 >|< RX

"<3 >|< RX", oilstick on aluminum, 24 " x 36" x 6", 2012. Upsetting the sets...a 2D Venn diagram on 50 panels, hung 3D; iphoto'd at owner's. The idea of this commissioned piece was to show how complex our relationships and interwoven our personalities become with another over time -- starting out as something as simple as the intersection point of two circles (the initial flat image,) but evolving into something infinitely and intimately enmeshed (the three-dimensional intermixed arrangement of that initial flat image.) (See also in this 2D/3D/4D series: Accelration / Still ...

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General Stealth, Car River

  • December 14, 2011
General Stealth, Car River

"General Stealth, Car River" (above, detail shot) by K.I.A., 84” x 60”, oilstick on scored aluminum. A quadra-landscape, referencing four famous Canadian (if that’s not an oxymoron) artist’s ‘landscapes’-- two traditional, two abstract. Part of my code/data series, and about as close to doing a landscape as I’ll ever get. The aluminum, seen behind/through the gestural strokes, and in the vertical scores, scintillates in the light with movement, in contrast to the matte colors of the oilsticks.  

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0101OVA reinstalled

  • September 24, 2010
0101OVA reinstalled

“0101OVA” by K.I.A., acrylic on aluminum panels 5’ x 5’ + one extra red panel 5’ x 6”, as installed in collector’s home. Another angle:

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