contemporary art

CRISPR NOBEL PRIZE, CRISPR ART

  • October 8, 2020
CRISPR NOBEL PRIZE, CRISPR ART

In honor of the CRISPR-Cas 9 gene-editing technique winning a Nobel Prize, here's a survey of my works on the same theme of splicing, inserting, CRISPR'ing... see other blog posts for more information. 2020 2017 CRISPR cyanotype series painting spliced into itself   spliced sculptures sculptures in development CRISPR SCULPTUR , 2 of infinite iterations 2017 spliced wind 2017 small work 2019 "more than" spliced paper paintings 2018 acrylic on canvas, 2014 two paintings, genes spliced...

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synchronicity, splicing, stacked time

  • September 10, 2020
synchronicity, splicing, stacked time

Genetically modified time; this ongoing series of paintings are a visual metaphor for lifetimes over eons, and situations, talents,  and people spliced across them all as revealed by synchronicities (more below). The single soul as an infinite collage of lessons and experience over eons. (Also: Branes in string theory, a soul as a membrane crossing spacetime.)  -  K.I.A., 36 x 30", acrylic on paper on wood panel.  (72" versions in development). Synchronicities are the rhythm across a song spanning many lives. For the last little while, I've been experiencing an extraordinary...

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Co Op Art

  • July 1, 2020
Co Op Art

This is a a crowd-sourced painting, to be co-created by participants from all around the world. The painting is created from hundreds of discrete blocks, whose color and location have chosen by participants. It might take weeks, months or years to complete, it could end up wild or restrained,  harmonic or dissonant,  many-colored or monochrome... The work will have people from all continents contributing --  all backgrounds, ages, cultures, races, faiths, genders and so on, all next to each other. Groups, collectives, institutions, charities and corporations may also participate....

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US VS US

  • June 24, 2020
US VS US

"US VS US", K.I.A. 202o Oilstick on paper. 12 x 9" Edition of 10. Inquire for pricing (stepped). Larger versions to come..

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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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Chromavirus

  • May 2, 2020
Chromavirus

Some big color for these dark times.  Chromavirus III, 16 x 14" Acrylic on archival paper on wood. This is continuing the CRISPR series of paintings. Future iterations of the below being significantly scaled up (72" +).          

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Works on Paper

  • April 1, 2020
Works on Paper

WORKS ON PAPER (survey) Oilstick or acrylic on archival paper.  Signed verso.  "Flat" works first. Spliced/stacked works at bottom. Various sizes, as noted (or inquire). Larger works at bottom.  Sold ones are noted. (Shipped unframed, inquire for pricing). WORD WORKS: Oilstick on archival paper.  9 x12". "LOOT"   Text as rainstorm; ongoing iterations, as part of  365 unit "book"   Text / Wordworks:   METATROPOLIS SERIES: 24 x 18", acrylic on paper.  (More in the series than shown). ABOVE: 3 iterations. ABOVE:...

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Kirilian cities

  • October 23, 2019
Kirilian cities

METATROPOLIS SERIES Kirilian buildings. Architectonic coronas.Whimsical cities. Urban auras. Structures as broadcasts. Outside-the-box meta metropolis. Ongoing series (Some examples of larger works on canvas, smaller ones on paper, below) Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 48" - 2019 As they would appear installed: Scultpural versions (wall, floor): Acrylic on archival paper, 24 x 18", 2019    

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mmm skyscraper i love you

  • October 16, 2019
mmm skyscraper i love you

"mmm skyscraper i love you" - A spliced skyscraper, a volumetric painting. A three-dimensional version of the genetically modified paintings: visual genes recombined. Transient or fixed arrangements (as column, as barrier, as nodes, as radius on wall, and so on.) This version 3', wood and acrylic. Developing versions in painted steel. Installation mockup: Written sculptures (mockup):   The genetically modified paintings: Paintings, various scales: Bonus: another volumetric painting, mutable in shape; freestanding or wall scaling up to 120"+ high. Monumental...

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No There There (going away away)

  • June 11, 2019
No There There (going away away)

This work has been acquired by a collector in L.A. (Fitting, as its title "No There There, No Hear Hear" is a play on words referencing Gertrude Stein's famous comment upon seeing her old neighborhood, Oakland, also in California). The work is a palimpsest, with layers and layers of shifting text, texture, information, color, and meaning. Images and video below, to show context and optical shifts. 84 x 60", oilstick on aluminium tape and vinyl on aluminium.  

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