K.I.A. art

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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No Hear Hear, No There There

  • October 11, 2016
No Hear Hear, No There There

This work fuses the silver palimpsest series with some of my text series, as well as my linear mandala/DNA spectrogram/sliced collage approach. It's also transtemporal -- there is a complex bas-relief texture of a Victorian petit point motto that reveals beneath the 21st century material. (The reflective quality of which allows the colors in the room, or the viewer, to resolve/dissolve into the piece. It also creates a shifting or unstable optical appearance as one moves around the work, with the different textures or sections luminescing at different angles or time of day.) The text...

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Turbine Descending A Staircase

  • May 17, 2016
Turbine Descending A Staircase

Decided to do a radical freestanding remix of the sculpture Acceleration Still. Completely spontaneous, no pre-planning and/or fabricating of interior armature, similar to how I approach my outdoor works (ya work with what ya got.) All part of my recombinant painting, sculpture, installation series, where the work is remixable, intermixable, and infinitely unfinished. The original A/S painting (original flat arrangement of the sculpture, and which will never be seen) is 27 x 16', 300 aluminum panels. This iteration actually references the interior content, which is a butterfly wing composed...

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Shift / Drift series

  • May 10, 2016
Shift / Drift series

VARIOUS SERIES: SHIFT/DRIFT | ORIGAMI'D  PALIMPSEST | RECOMBINANT | RAPT | NON-SERIES | LINEAR SERIES | WORKS ON PAPER | PHOTOS THE SHIFT/DRIFT SERIES Large works on canvas (See smaller works on paper HERE), glitched en plein air (in various weather conditions -20 to +30º). This series explores ideas related to analogue & digital crossovers; genetics (a 'resequencing' of parts); and music production techniques (sampling, timestretching, looping, glitching.) See the Statement for more.

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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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notTango

  • March 4, 2016
notTango

Another palimpsest work, as installed at collector's. Bas-relief abstract wrapped in steel and painted. 40 x 26". A hybrid of the Rapt series, and the Shift/Drift series.

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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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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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End E, Eff (segueing installation)

  • February 18, 2016
End E, Eff (segueing installation)

IMAGE: New large installation painting: a movement from fear through joy to enlightenment, a shift from healing to pain to loss, or protection, in different forms: by science, by might, by prayer.  -K.I.A. 2016 End E, Eff 2016. Needles, darts, feathers, in powdercoated aluminum, 108" x 60" x 12" (Also scalable, from small to massive.) Detail view:  

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Digital Ash

  • February 14, 2016
Digital Ash

A 75' installation, ash on snow. The first version (see image below) of these were about 30' long, on a frozen lake. They are a combination of buddhist sand mandalas, graffiti, and sumi-e ink paintings. More planned. Below are some previous ash/snow works:

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