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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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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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Do Not Not Touch

  • September 22, 2014
Do Not Not Touch

Above: “Verdigris DNNT”  36 x 24". 20,000'' copper wire over acrylic on aluminum. Comes with a “Touching Must Be Allowed” contract. Transformation has always been a constant in my work: from the accretion paintings and changeable sculptures (using recombinant panels or sliced sections to remix and intermix works), to the use of iridescent paint which color-shifts at oblique angles, to the use of reflective materials that incorporate the surrounding colors, to the use of luminescent-paint with 'reveals' post-lighting; to ephemeral outdoor works that melt/decay with the weather......

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