A Psalm Concerning Nasty Ol’ Brian

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Once upon a time there was a guy called Brian.  He was always mad and usually cryin’.  People were always in his way, he never had anything good to say until a light bulb lit up above his head, and he saw things really weren’t that bad.  He did everything he could do.  He lost weight and polished his shoes.  Afterward, he even made his bed, but the very next day Brian fell down and broke his head.  Out of everyone that heard the news, no one cried, or sang the blues. they all rejoiced instead.  They rejoiced because nasty ol’ Brian was finally dead.

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Until next time, have a great week!

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Alchemy & Art

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well.

I have been spending some time reviewing some of my early works.  Diving into past compositions has been part of a process that I’ve been undertaking for a while now.  I am gearing up for the next phase of development which will include new oil paintings and charcoals focusing on the lessons I have learned over the course of the last two (Extremely weird) years.  I have been recording the imagery of the yet to be realized compositions when they pop up on the mind screen of the dream machine, and I have to admit that I’m getting pretty excited about the work that’s coming round the bend.

The review of earlier works has been primarily to remember and reintegrate techniques, moods and themes.  I’m seeing the new work in traditional media, but who knows what will happen?  The paintings could just as easily get rough and sloppy.  Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the pieces I have been eyeballing as of late.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Charcoal/chalk portrait 2010

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Acrylic/charcoal portrait, 2010

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Charcoal/chalk/prisma portrait, 2011

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Charcoal/chalk/prisma portrait detail, 2011

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Charcoal/chalk/prisma portrait detail, 2011

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Charcoal/chalk/prisma portrait detail, 2011

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Oil portrait, GMC/Ckirk collaboration, 2011

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Oil/charcoal portrait, 2012

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“Creeps & Motherfuckers” detail, 2012

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Watercolor portrait detail, 2013

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Oil portrait, 2013

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Oil portrait, 2014

Before I go, I want to let you know that a collection of my earlier works are once again available from a link on my website.  Click here to visit my “Earlier Works” page.  If you would like to inquire about works on the “Earlier Works” page, feel free to email me at info@ckirkart.com

Until next time, have a great week.

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Charcoal Drawing – ZEROG RAINBO GODRA & The Shit Storm

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you have all been well.

Its been a couple of weeks since I’ve typed up a new post.  I wish I could say that I have been enjoying leisurely days, taking a vacation from the internet, or producing new art, but unfortunately, it was only one of those shit storms that we’re all familiar with.  You know, the ones that pop up now and again that put most everything else on hold?  The shit storm has a kinder name in the Hermetic Principles. It’s known as the “Back swing” contained in the principle of rhythm.  Thankfully, I think the backswing is about over and I’m getting ready for the upswing.

Enough about that.  Just before the “Back swing” I was able to set down and formulate some new ideas for art works.  Some of my collectors may be thrilled.  These potential art works will see a return to the mediums of charcoal sticks and oil paint.  I haven’t been away from oil for very long, but charcoal is another story.  It’s probably been a few years since I’ve created any serious charcoal work.  That being said, I managed to crank out a quick study of my ZEROG RAINBOW GODRA character a couple of weeks back.  I hope you like it.

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Charcoal, chalk, sharpie, micron pen, varnish on textured paper, 2015

 Until next time, have a great week.

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Playing With Charcoal & The Concept Of The Divine Clown

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you all had an excellent Halloween!

I felt compelled to break out my charcoal sticks.  It’s been about a year since the last time I played around with charcoal.  The concept of Shaman as the Divine Clown or trickster bounced around in my head.  I did a few drawings and enjoyed working with the charcoal again.  I’ll probably do more work in this medium.  A return to oil painting has also been on my mind lately.  We’ll see what happens.

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Until next time,

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Gallery Exhibit Tonight (10/28/15) At Seven Minus Seven

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you are well.

I’m just dropping in for a quick post.  Tonight, a large selection of my work will be exhibited at Seven Minus Seven in a grand reopening event.  The gallery is located in ST. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  My work (In the showing) has already sold out, but don’t fret.  The gallery will be taking orders.

That being said, if you find yourself in ST. Thomas tonight, drop by and enjoy the show.  Also, I’d like to extend my best wishes and a thank you to the gallery, the patrons, and the other artists in the show.  I will be a wonderful night.

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Until next time,

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The Newest “Behold The Son Of GRID” Art + Bonus Video

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve had it good.

I’ve been as busy as ever.  I finished up a new “Behold The Son Of GRID” piece and have another in the works.  The completed art work is titled Apoko-Lips#24 – Behold The Son Of GRID #5.  I used a slew of mediums to create the painting including watercolor, acrylic, transfer pencil, pens, colored pencils, collage, ect, ect.  I don’t usually pick favorites, but if I did, the newest piece would have a good shot at being the favorite among the newer works.  That being said, I’ll go ahead and shut up about it and let you scroll down to view the newest art work.

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Apoko-Lips#24 – Behold The Son Of GRID #5, 2015

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About a week after creating the piece above, I realized it was strikingly similar to the early (2013) Apoko-Lips “Primer” oil paintings below.  I don’t imagine this was an accident, but I certainly wasn’t aware of the similarities during the process.  It must have just been pushed through by my subconscious while I was on autopilot.

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Apoko-Lips “Primer” The Harbinger, 2013

In other news, I’ve had tons of ideas for video art bouncing around in my head lately.  The ideas are based on the mirror reality exercises I undertook earlier this summer.  Needless to say, if the video art is created, it will definitely be something you don’t see everyday.  I haven’t had time to jump right in and do all the preliminary work needed to begin the actual videos, but since I’m a bit rusty, I decided to put together a short video to get my sea legs back.  It’s not much, but feel free to give it a look below.

I’ll end by mentioning that I’m a little stuck on the “Son Of GRID” piece that is currently in progress, so I don’t know if I’ll have it finished to show you next week.  If not, I’m sure I’ll be along with it soon.  As always, if you’d like to see more of my work, or get information on how to purchase my work, visit my website by clicking the link blow and send me a message.  I’ll be happy to help.

Until next time, have a great week!

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The Dr. Seuss/Cookie Monster Feel Contrasts With Esoteric Knowledge.

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week and are as excited about Fall as I am!

I’ve been really going at it lately.  Currently, I have three new “Behold The Son Of GRID” pieces finished.  I plan to feature one of the allegorical paintings a week until I run out.  Hopefully by then, I’ll have more work to show.  This week’s featured piece is titled Apoko-Lips#23 – Behold The Son Of GRID #4.   It was created with watercolor, acrylic, graphite, ballpoint pen, micron pen, transfer pencil, colored pencil & collage.  I really like how the Dr. Seuss/Cookie Monster feel contrast with the esoteric knowledge that’s scribbled onto the background.

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Apoko-Lips#23 – Behold The Son Of GRID (Detail)

After going through the laundry list of mediums I’ve been using to create these new works of art, I think I’ll elaborate on the collage areas a little.  A handful of people have asked about the contents of the collage pieces.  Basically, what I’ve done is slather black face paint on and then take high-resolution photos that can be enlarged to any size with out loosing resolution.  Next, I decide upon some symbolic ornaments for the face and create the pieces from construction paper.  Afterward these ornaments are scanned at high-resolution also, and I begin arranging them in a study like the one shown below.  After the painting part is complete and most importantly, dry, the decorated head/heads or collage into the work.

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Apoko-Lips Barbarous Names – HAD-STEP-CRBL (Study)

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HAD-STEP-CRBL Ornaments of horns/light bulb 

I hope you enjoyed the new piece.  If you are interested in this work, other additions to Apoko-Lips, or earlier works of art, feel free to visit my website and contact me.  I’ll be happy to help.  

As always, keep an eye out for a new blog post next Wednesday.  I’ll be featuring a new work of art (Detail below) and possibly a little insight into the piece.

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Until next time, have a great week!

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