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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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Developing

  • March 14, 2017
Developing

Click HERE to see works in development: miraging sculptures, accreting installations, evolving exhibitions. (Contact for passwords). See also the bottom of the  Art page for another link to Developing works.  

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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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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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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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K.I.A. Studio View

  • August 11, 2012
K.I.A. Studio View

Views  for some scale context. (See views of the individual works under 2D and 3D (paintings & sculptures)  

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LOOM CODE: Pretty Rainbow Over Farm

  • March 20, 2012
LOOM CODE: Pretty Rainbow Over Farm

"Pretty Rainbow Over Farm", 96" x 60" (8" down to 6" relief on the 4 curves), oilstick on shaped aluminum. K.I.A., 2012. A glorious double-rainbow captured over a beautiful country farm, as information. The photo was translated via email (by a helpful textile company located in the eastern-bloc) into extensive Jacquard-card code. The thousands of squares were then hand-drawn/scratched/sanded/redrawn in many layers in metallic oilsticks on the curved aluminum. Jacquard cards were punch cards used in mechanical looms from the 1800s; they eventually led to the invention of computers....

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