mashup

Argent Silk Armor…

  • December 6, 2011
Argent Silk Armor…

"Ardent Silver Armor" by K.I.A., 2011, 84” x 60 x 5”, oilstick on faceted aluminum. Sometimes mentioning the background ideas open up an artwork (reading the T.S. Eliot footnotes help), sometimes it shuts it down (knowing who Damien Hirst cribbed from.) All of my work deals with the idea of multiplicity of meanings... many of which I’m consciously working on, but also a lot that get revealed later... so I’m always hesitant to explain how the rabbit was pulled out of the hat. I’d rather learn the viewer’s ideas and feelings relating to the piece... but, in-person at least,...

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In F, Fable

  • November 2, 2011
In F, Fable

  “In F, Fable” by K.I.A., 2011, 40” x 30”, oilstick on canvas. Samurai Pharaoh... Victorian Chieftain. Part of the ongoing works that are paratemporal / multicultural / palimpsest / mashup / collage. (See tags or categories for more)

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My Anjat Anjan

  • June 1, 2010
My Anjat Anjan

“My Anjat Anjan” by K.I.A., 2010, 60” x 40”. C-Print on metallic photopaper, backmounted on aluminum, facemounted on clear acrylic. 1/5. A jet engine blueprint referencing Palenque. Part of a series exploring ancient/traditional art forms paired with current technology; and broadly, the transtemporal nature of the soul... See also: injunjetenjun kabukijetenjin (Turboaragato)

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injunjetenjun

  • November 22, 2009
injunjetenjun

“injunjetenjun” by K.I.A. 2009, 60” x 40”, C-print on metallic photo paper. This series evolved while researching the “Acceleration / Still...” sculpture. Looking over hundreds of aviation blueprints and schematics, I kept seeing tribal masks. (And feel it was a glimpse of a metempsychosis -- the experience of my own past, or perhaps even future, lives.) Once again, my multi-temporal/cross-cultural/machine v. handmade themes arise... So this piece is described as a jet engine totem pole, or a Haida space shuttle. It is a blueprint of a jet engine, done in the manner of west-coast...

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Acceleration Still

  • November 6, 2009
Acceleration Still

“Acceleration still; Cocooned escapes, you, me; X-1 Papillons” Mixed media on aluminum; dimensions variable. A 2D-3D-4D Painting>Sculpture>Installation  A two-dimensional painting, hung three-dimensionally, to be reconfigured over time. The initial image is a lepidoptera wing containing a collage of hundreds of aircraft blueprints. The initial sculptural configuration is a form suggestive of a cocoon, an airplane cockpit, an aircraft engine. The  27'x16' flat painting (on 288 aluminium panels) are hung three-dimensionally  over, through, and around a metal infrastructure....

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For the Record

  • March 4, 1990
For the Record

For the record (pun intended), below is a re-re-post of earlier musings -- not theory, but experiential -- from daze of yore. Pre-web ideas behind the remix/sample/collage/recombinant art. (Later posted on my first clunky website, mid 1990's): An arrangement of works on panels, begun 1996. This iteration exhibited 2002: Example of early sliced collages with a visual A/B/A/B/CC rhyme scheme (made and exhibited in Tokyo 1988-93):   "I paint information. This is 'stored' within a unifying shape--for example, mathematical equations contained inside the form of an African...

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