The All New CKirkart.com Is Now Operational

Hello again dear art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week thus far!

I’ve finally finished building a new website to exclusively feature my new series APOKO – LIPS.

For me, the ongoing series Apoko – Lips is an attempt to take an impartial look at contemporary culture, the velocity of information and life lived online through high-tech touch screens. Actions and movements interrupted by glitch, are emphasized in the work as a “Note to self” or memento of the physical body and the external world. The Apoko – Lips series asks two questions. Are we detaching from fundamental components of our humanity with each new technological advance; or are we simply experiencing the awkward, embarrassing growing pains of evolution while propelling ever closer to a new golden age?

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 I invite you to visit and explore my new site.

 Welcome to the new ckirkart.com

Until next time,

Ckirk

New # 15: An Intriguing Nude Triptych

Hello again art lovers,

I just stopped in to share my new triptych titled Apoko – Lips # 15.  This set took a while to finish.  I think we did the photo shoot over a month ago, for christ sakes!  Some of you may recognize the figures and props from an earlier and very popular blog post.  If not, and you’re interested in seeing the pre processed photos just click  here.  Anyway, I really like where the 2015 work is headed.  It’s still focused on contemporary culture, technology and action interrupted by glitch, but with this piece, I’m looking at old ideas and pairing them with the modern equivalent.

I uploaded a large image of the full triptych and each individual section of the piece below.

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Apoko – Lips #15

Acrylic, emulsion, transfer pencil, graphite, micron pen, oil pastel on watercolor paper, 2015

Enlarged Adaptation

UV inks on metal.

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#15 Section 1

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#15 Section 2

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#15 Section 3

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In other news, the all new ckirkart.com will be operational next week and will exclusively feature my new series Apoko – Lips.  For the next 7 days, I am offering you free shipping on any purchases of art created prior to 2014.   This offer ends March 25th at midnight.  If there’s a piece you’ve been considering, now’s a good time to grab it.

Click here to see what’s available.

If you see anything you like, email info@ckirkart.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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Eric Pouncie Jr. As “Frank” The Rabbit

Hello again art lovers,

Lately, I’ve been back in touch with my old pal Eric Joseph Pouncie Jr. The reunion turned out to be quite a bit of fun and insightful.  I never knew he made costumes!  Look at the custom “Frank” suit he created!

I love how he made it blue.

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did.

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Photos by Walter Johnson Jr.

I believe it’s currently under construction, but you can still take a look at some of Eric’s other work by visiting his website.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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Cutie & The Boxer Exhibit At Kirk Hopper Fine Art

Hello again art lovers,

All is well.

I’m pretty excited because later today, I’m taking my wife to the Noriko and Ushio Shinohara: Cutie and the Boxer exhibit at Kirk Hopper Fine Art.  There’s even going to be a live boxing painting demonstration!  We watched Zachary Heinzerling’s documentary about the artist couple some time last year and really enjoyed it, so I was thrilled when Kirk told me about a month ago that he was bringing the duo to Dallas.

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If you’re going to be in town and would like to see the show information,

click here.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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New # 14, The Return Of Amy Boobies & HTML Hell

Hello again art lovers,

I have many projects in the works but I’ve finally completed my first piece of 2015.  The APOKO – LIPS series is composed of different aspects.  Aside from making an attempt to reflect contemporary culture and life lived through high-tech touch screens; action has been a paramount focus,  well, more like action interrupted by glitch.  Anyway, where movement is concerned, I wanted to raise the bar with my new #14.

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“Apoko – Lips # 14″

Acrylic, emulsion, oil pastel, transfer pencil, graphite, micron pen on watercolor paper, 2015

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2014 photo shoot for an Apoko – Lips triptych

Speaking of pieces in the works, the much-loved and ever popular Amy Boobies will be returning for an all new project!  She’s a lot of fun to work with and I’m really excited about it.  I would’ve blogged about the “Amy” project sooner, but I only just emerged from three days stuck in html hell.  On the bright side though, my new website is finally built!  There’s a little tweaking to do, but it’s pretty much finished.  I still have the  site hidden for now, but stay tuned.  Pretty soon the all new ckirkart.com will be operational!

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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APOKO – LIPS Balloon Prototype Party

Hello again art lovers,

Things are going well.  Last week, I sold a piece from my 2009 “Monochrome” series titled “Halo 4“.  I’m also really excited because over the weekend, I started a prototype for a sculpted version of my APOKO – LIPS balloons. Well, it wasn’t just me.  A had an old friend who I used to sculpt with and my 5 year-old on hand.  We had an Apoko – Lips Balloon prototype party. It’s still far from done, but I’m having to spread my time between projects a lot lately.  That being said, I’ve realized that the APOKO – LIPS series has become a process that is much more complex than me simply painting alone in the studio.  The work is going to take longer.  Thankfully, I’m not beating myself up too much about not being able to finish every piece right away.

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“Halo 4″, Monochrome series 2009

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 Detail scan of a 2014 piece featuring the Apoko – Lips balloons.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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A Valentine For Internet

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Hello again dear readers,

It’s Valentine’s day and like women everywhere, my wife is locked in white knuckle love mode.  I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy the holiday as well.  My spouse only eats sweats a few times a year so when she finally indulges, the sugar produces the symptoms advertised by Spanish Fly.

I hope you all have an amazing Valentine’s day. 

Until next time,

Ckirk

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