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geotagged painting sculpture installation

  • July 22, 2018
geotagged painting sculpture installation

Installation commission for collector, installed on their ranch. Site specific painting-sculpture, three iterations. Part of an ongoing global megainstallation composed of 'geotagged' recombinant components. Ultimately to be a painting (collage) made from many hundreds of components. K.I.A. 2018

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Artitechture

  • February 14, 2018
Artitechture

This work is a 12' high ephemeral architectonic palimpsest, a crystalline tornado poem, an optically shifting spaceship skyscraper, a bas-relief diagonal tower of babel. Future iterations will be even bigger -- 30' high or long (on the ground), painting as monumental architecture. (And art as physical & mental challenge -- ephemeral does not equal effortless.  Art as intense sport, as Sisyphean marathon.) As it is done directly on the wall, it can only be experienced in one location. And as all walls eventually come down, it's lo-fi high beauty that can only be experienced for a moment...

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floSTEPPA (installed)

  • April 7, 2016
floSTEPPA (installed)

floSTEPPA - 48 x 36" Now installed at collectors. This series consists of paintings inside of paintings; a palimpsest, a 3D collage. The work is the rapt series combined with the shift/drift series of paintings with the linear  works.  A textured abstract beneath a silvered collage beneath a linear wrap of metal beneath a resequenced acrylic.

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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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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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dirty bits n gritty glitch, unshuffle n splice

  • November 6, 2013
dirty bits n gritty glitch, unshuffle n splice

Image: unShuffle, 20 x 26”, oilstick on canvas & aluminum tape, on aluminum, K.I.A. 2013. This whole series has a very complex bas-relief ‘subtext-ure’, which is overlaid with a second, nearly-hidden-but-thematically-related angular pattern created with the mirror tape; third and fourth levels of reference are sanded or etched-on before or after the main spray paint and oilstick layers. So: the painting reveals different information at different angles and in changing light. This is most apparent in “Hear Her, There He” (also the biggest in the series, 84” x 60”), where...

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Glitch Graffiti

  • September 22, 2013
Glitch Graffiti

“NullPunk” mixed media on aluminum 60” x 32” Highly detailed bas-relief texture, paint enlayered with zero-point toroids,  valence bonds, quantum dot arrays, electron envelopes, crystalline grids, atomic shells... and lightning bolts. Didn’t add any firecrackers though. Inspired by a dream where I was to “wave the grid”. (The dream image was of a fractal/organic shape forming over a 3D grid; feeling was that the grid was 20th century, the wave is 21st). © K.I.A.

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kankan

  • August 13, 2013
kankan

“kankan” by K.I.A. Mixed media on aluminum, 20” x 20” A smaller work, supersized later. Lots of new work, new series, not yet posted, bigger. Viewing by request; email. Another small work in the series...:

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