KIA art

CRISPR SCULPTR

  • November 6, 2017
CRISPR SCULPTR

This work consists of large paintings distributed (into a sculpture (that is a recombinant installation (that is a function))). Stage one (all the images below) is done; later stages are to be created in site-specific locations nationally and globally over the next few years, the work accreting to an enormous size... VORTEX 35' dia. Its multivalent presentation modes [SEE IMAGES BELOW] enables it to explore many ideas. The sculpture is a mutable metaphor,  a hackable technology, a language or a system or an open function for divining insight. Abstract ideas experienced concretely...

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Projects Overview

  • June 29, 2017
Projects Overview

Various projects, now as separate pages. Page 1 is new works, ideas in progress, and painting series; 2 is singular works on aluminum, 3 is installations, 4 is early recombinants.  The Blog has the best overview of everything. PAGE 1 - PAGE 2 - PAGE 3 - PAGE 4  

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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 UPDATE:  I spent 70hrs/week for 6 weeks at an art residency, a CRISPR SCULPTR, this painting-as-sculpture-as-installation-as-function ... artwork as endurance sport, as improvisational music, as gene-edited... 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...

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naughtWaltz

  • May 24, 2016
naughtWaltz

naughtWaltz. 48 x 32", mixed media on aluminum. As installed at a collector's. From the ongoing palimpsest series, which have complex data bas-reliefs. (See also "00Boogiewoogie" and the 84 x 60" "Here Her There He" ) They change a lot in different light; here's a second view:

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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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Woven Ocean (for yacht)

  • February 14, 2016
Woven Ocean (for yacht)

This is a 'flat sculpture' commissioned for the galley of a yacht.  The 'steel waves on the silver sea' scintillate in the changing light and movement of the boat, sparkling like sunlight on water. Underneath the stainless steel is a complex burnt craquelure surface, visible through the gaps. Museum installation experts were used to install the work, (which had to deal with up/down, right/left, and forward/back movements while sailing).  

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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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WeeWireWerks

  • April 17, 2014
WeeWireWerks

Various works, acrylic on steel, sizes 6 x 9” - 11 x 14” Not all the art I make is on the main page. The smaller pieces, some photographs,  and many of the ephemeral outdoor works appear this newsblog -- not because they are of less importance (whatever that means) but because they have a different feel to them... micromonumental? So above/below are a few shots of an ongoing series of smaller wound works. Many are on walls in various collector’s homes. (Here's larger works in the series.) (These stemmed from a larger work completed three times : first as a linear abstract;...

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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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Linear Mandala

  • January 8, 2012
Linear Mandala

Linear Mandala 11, mocha, mauve. 42” x 36”, acrylic on aluminum by K.I.A. 2009 From the ongoing series of linear code / zamboni'd line paintings. Installed (couple years ago) in collector’s lobby. The grey strip is  actually unpainted aluminum & has a metallic silver sheen.

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