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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 contact for details)   (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 to document my daily art tasks. Below are just a couple weeks out of the last month or so.  I've left out all domestic and/or 'real life' stuff. I was going to excise some of the more...

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Developing

  • March 14, 2017
Developing

Click HERE to see works in development: miraging sculptures, accreting installations, evolving exhibitions. (Contact for passwords). See also the bottom of the  Art page for another link to Developing works.  

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Curator

  • June 24, 2016
Curator

Just had a two hour studio visit with a curator from the AGO,  linking the work from the early linear A/B/A/B/ collages done in Tokyo through the remxible installations and sculpture work to the digital ice graffiti, laser palimpsest and outdoor ephemeral art, to the latest genetically modified object explorations...  

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Shift / Drift series

  • May 10, 2016
Shift / Drift series

VARIOUS SERIES: SHIFT/DRIFT | ORIGAMI'D  PALIMPSEST | RECOMBINANT | RAPT | NON-SERIES | LINEAR SERIES | WORKS ON PAPER | PHOTOS THE SHIFT/DRIFT SERIES Large works on canvas (See smaller works on paper HERE), glitched en plein air (in various weather conditions -20 to +30º). This series explores ideas related to analogue & digital crossovers; genetics (a 'resequencing' of parts); and music production techniques (sampling, timestretching, looping, glitching.) See the Statement for more.

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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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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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Digital Ash

  • February 14, 2016
Digital Ash

A 75' installation, ash on snow. The first version (see image below) of these were about 30' long, on a frozen lake. They are a combination of buddhist sand mandalas, graffiti, and sumi-e ink paintings. More planned. Below are some previous ash/snow works:

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