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Collage

  • March 22, 2019
Collage

For the record, a survey of my early collages, and their evolution till today. The paper ones were made and exhibited in Tokyo, LA, Toronto. The series (style) began in 1987. The concept came fully-formed in a daydream while sitting at Shinjuku station: slice images to strip them to their core information, and then interleave the images to compress them into dense meanings. It also enabled works using disparate material and juxtapostions of ideas to visually cohere. I have always described these as having a visual rhyme scheme, A/B/A/B/C/C.   Poetry, music, and DNA. Most carefully composed,...

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Snow Collage IV – Ash, Snow, Bulrush, Wind

  • January 7, 2019
Snow Collage IV – Ash, Snow, Bulrush, Wind

Composed from ash and wind on snow (a charcoalotype?), an ephemeral outdoor installation, an annual tradition. This one is about 15' diameter. (Previous ones, 30', here, and here, and some snow graffiti here.) 8 hours + to make; 8 minutes to disappear (it rained shortly after completion). Gone like the year. Indoor version in the works:  ash or graphite on sand, larger in scale and longer lived. (Prints available).        

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Snow Collage

  • January 13, 2017
Snow Collage

Snow collage, ash as medium, 40' x 20'. Existed for only a day. Lake bed as canvas. (But editioned prints of the work are available by persuasion; contact info@nu4ya.com for details.)                  

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Argent Silk Armor…

  • December 6, 2011
Argent Silk Armor…

"Ardent Silver Armor" by K.I.A., 2011, 84” x 60 x 5”, oilstick on faceted aluminum. Sometimes mentioning the background ideas open up an artwork (reading the T.S. Eliot footnotes help), sometimes it shuts it down (knowing who Damien Hirst cribbed from.) All of my work deals with the idea of multiplicity of meanings... many of which I’m consciously working on, but also a lot that get revealed later... so I’m always hesitant to explain how the rabbit was pulled out of the hat. I’d rather learn the viewer’s ideas and feelings relating to the piece... but, in-person at least,...

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K.I.A., KIA, Kirby Ian Andersen, Kirby Anderson, Kerby Anderson, Curby Andersson

  • August 8, 1888
K.I.A., KIA, Kirby Ian Andersen, Kirby Anderson, Kerby Anderson, Curby Andersson

K.I.A art: www.nu4ya.com ; on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/___k___i___a___/ Projects (paintings, sculptures, installations): http://nu4ya.com/projects/ Blog: http://nu4ya.com/blog/ CRISPR sculptures, Kabuki jet engines, snow collages, decentralized paintings... Painting, sculpture and installation by K.I.A. (Kirby Ian Andersen). Projects HERE.   Developing HERE.   Blog HERE     Shinjuku Zulu, K.I.A music : http://nu4ya.com/music-html/ At iTunes: Shinjuku Zulu,  K.I.A. Stream Shinjuku Zulu and K.I.A. on Apple...

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