Toronto artist

Chromavirus

  • April 2, 2020
Chromavirus

Some big color for these dark times.  Chromavirus III, 16 x 14" Acrylic on archival paper on wood. This is continuing the CRISPR series of paintings. Future iterations of the below being significantly scaled up (72" +).           Like the work? You can show your support it here: paypal.me/KIAart

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Chromasnowma

  • January 15, 2020
Chromasnowma

Weatherwork, 2020. Continuing the series, now full spectrum. These works each took about 8 hours to do. More images to be added. (Earlier works in the yearly series, monochromatic ash/snow collages, HERE.  Large-scale indoor iterations developing. Contact for site-specific commissions. Prints of the various earthworks over the years, etc. by request.   Example of past (monochromatic) seasons: ash cyanotypes, more HERE: snow collages, more HERE: And earlier, glitching snow:   Like the work? You can show your support it here: paypal.me/KIAart

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Kirilian cities

  • October 23, 2019
Kirilian cities

METATROPOLIS SERIES Kirilian buildings. Architectonic coronas.Whimsical cities. Urban auras. Structures as broadcasts. Outside-the-box meta metropolis. Ongoing series (Some examples of larger works on canvas, smaller ones on paper, below) Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 48" - 2019 As they would appear installed: Scultpural versions (wall, floor): Acrylic on archival paper, 24 x 18", 2019    

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mmm skyscraper i love you

  • October 16, 2019
mmm skyscraper i love you

"mmm skyscraper i love you" - A spliced skyscraper, a volumetric painting. A three-dimensional version of the genetically modified paintings: visual genes recombined. Transient or fixed arrangements (as column, as barrier, as nodes, as radius on wall, and so on.) This version 3', wood and acrylic. Developing versions in painted steel. Installation mockup: Written sculptures (mockup):   The genetically modified paintings: Paintings, various scales: Bonus: another volumetric painting, mutable in shape; freestanding or wall scaling up to 120"+ high. Monumental...

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No There There (going away away)

  • June 11, 2019
No There There (going away away)

This work has been acquired by a collector in L.A. (Fitting, as its title "No There There, No Hear Hear" is a play on words referencing Gertrude Stein's famous comment upon seeing her old neighborhood, Oakland, also in California). The work is a palimpsest, with layers and layers of shifting text, texture, information, color, and meaning. Images and video below, to show context and optical shifts. 84 x 60", oilstick on aluminium tape and vinyl on aluminium.  

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sincerity is great & the metatropolis

  • April 26, 2019
sincerity is great & the metatropolis

sincerity is great. also the architectonic + virtual + organic + poetic as a Metatropolis        

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Infecting installation, spliced cyanotypes & dangerous sculptures

  • April 2, 2019
Infecting installation, spliced cyanotypes & dangerous sculptures

A long, skinny painting that connects all the art in the space like a neural network. An installation that infects  the exhibition, its colorful component parts migrating over time through and around the other works, framing, enhancing, colonizing, barricading them. A massive wall painting to be decentralized over time, its 30 parts moving out globally, to flow back for exhibition every 10 years, a murmuration that builds narratives and networks over decades. A dangerous painting. An even more dangerous sculpture. A series of resequenced and genetically modified paintings. Works made with...

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distributed sculpture, decentralized installation

  • July 3, 2018
distributed sculpture, decentralized installation

The decentralized sculpture / distributed painting idea extended outdoors; hi concept - lo materials, geotagged  by site-specific materials. Many discrete units -- ideally to be thousands -- comprising a larger volumetric painting (sculpture).  Below to be scaled up x 100. Monolith, column, detritus, array, line... developing. Various iterations below, some digital rendering of larger scale versions, then below that some images of CRISPR SCULPTR, a larger distributed sculpture, both real world and mocked up versions.   CRISPR SCULPTR a recombinant...

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No Hear Hear, No There There

  • October 11, 2016
No Hear Hear, No There There

This work fuses the silver palimpsest series with some of my text series, as well as my linear mandala/DNA spectrogram/sliced collage approach. It's also transtemporal -- there is a complex bas-relief texture of a Victorian petit point motto that reveals beneath the 21st century material. (The reflective quality of which allows the colors in the room, or the viewer, to resolve/dissolve into the piece. It also creates a shifting or unstable optical appearance as one moves around the work, with the different textures or sections luminescing at different angles or time of day.) The text...

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Linear Mandala

  • January 8, 2012
Linear Mandala

Linear Mandala 11, mocha, mauve. Architected nature, like a zen garden; repeating patterns that from a distance appear simple, but up close reveal more complex, like waves and wavelets where seas meet; writing, sentences across a page, not quite legible but poetically hinting at the something deeper;  math expressed in nature, shell lines and wood grains, hinting at an ordered universe (but one with wabi sabit -- beautiful glitches and imperfections.) 42” x 36”, acrylic on aluminum by K.I.A. 2009 From the ongoing series of linear code / zamboni'd line paintings. Installed...

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