conceptual art

LOVE, LOOT

  • June 6, 2020
LOVE, LOOT

Sign of the Times. Wall Street to Main Street. Verb, noun. Admonition? Imperative?  Love, now Loot. Oilstick on paper, 9 x 12". Twelve made, each unique, signed, numbered verso. Variable pricing reflecting the unstable era, 1-3:$100, 4-6: $125, 7-9 $150, 10-12 $200). See it as sign of the times, or loot. Future iterations: 60"... UPDATE: 1,2 gone.     ACQUIRE: PAYPAL: SQUARE (takes credit cards): Buy now   INTERAC: info[at]nu4ya.com       ©K.I.A. 2020

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In A Myriad of Ages It Will Not Be Exhausted

  • August 6, 2019
In A Myriad of Ages It Will Not Be Exhausted

If from a stick a foot long you every day take the half of it, in a myriad of ages it will not be exhausted. -Mohist School of Names (China, 479 BCE) The work is continuously destroyed This painting is cut in half every ten years. Each division makes it a new artwork, and starts the clock on its next destruction. The original state becomes unknown,  as the smaller and smaller pieces are placed in new positions.  All future states are also unknown, existing as probabilities, potentials, or impossibilities. Now or never Each painting can only be seen in each physical ‘now’ of the viewer, ...

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Infecting installation, spliced cyanotypes & dangerous sculptures

  • April 2, 2019
Infecting installation, spliced cyanotypes & dangerous sculptures

A long, skinny painting that connects all the art in the space like a neural network. An installation that infects  the exhibition, its colorful component parts migrating over time through and around the other works, framing, enhancing, colonizing, barricading them. A massive wall painting to be decentralized over time, its 30 parts moving out globally, to flow back for exhibition every 10 years, a murmuration that builds narratives and networks over decades. A dangerous painting. An even more dangerous sculpture. A series of resequenced and genetically modified paintings. Works made with...

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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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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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