K.I.A. artist

International Art Residency

  • August 6, 2017
International Art Residency

I'm doing an artist residency at the Banff Centre fall 2017. (Artists, curators, critics, writers etc. from all around the world attend the Center to develop their work). I'm going to be doing the first stage of an infinite sculpture that is also a painting. That is also an installation. That is also an organism, a time crystal, a node, a mob, music, and a virus. A sculpture that is a function. This first stage will be ambitiously big, but it will grow even larger in scale as subsequent parts are made over time in other international settings or residencies....

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Snow Collage

  • January 13, 2017
Snow Collage

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

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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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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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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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((0)), for Fun(d): Upstepped & Intermixed

  • February 14, 2016
((0)), for Fun(d): Upstepped & Intermixed

Image: “((0))”, size variable, but here 60” x 70”, acrylic on aluminum A tectonic / bar graph rearrangement of the painting (((0))), spliced with a couple white sections from a second painting. The original version of this work was chosen for the lobby of a hedge fund, but I suggested a rising arrangement, with a dynamic upwards movement of four segments. Shift, fluidity and transformation are constant themes in my work. This piece changes physically and perceptually: the iridescent paint light-shifts as you move (the banding appears); the silver gaps pop with the light; the various...

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