kirby anderson

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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International Art Residency

  • August 6, 2017
International Art Residency

  UPDATED: IMAGES ADDED 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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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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Art at Collector’s

  • March 5, 2017
Art at Collector’s

A survey of sold works across different series, all sizes, in situ in diverse locations (lobbies, yacht, offices, mansions, condos...); see the Projects page for bigger images.  

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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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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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upSTEPPA

  • January 24, 2016
upSTEPPA

"upSTEPPA" from the laser palimpsest series. Complex code/info bas relief and multimedia on aluminum. 48" x 24". As installed at collector's. Different angle showing more of the sub/texture:

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Divination Inclination

  • December 5, 2015
Divination Inclination

56” x 36” x 3000 nuts & bolts (Left: front view Right: back view oilstick on aluminium K.I.A. 2012 This work, which came to me fully-formed while sleeping, encapsulates my ongoing themes: it uses proletarian materials in an unusual way; it contains imagery from many eras and cultures; it has layers of veiled information; it changes -- shadows or pinpoints of light or details get revealed as you move around the work. (Even the back. Especially the back. Everyone peeks around the back.) It was also insanely labour intensive, involving hand-screwing 3000 nuts and bolts. They...

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