New “Urban Legend” and “American Graffiti” Collages Now Available!

Urban Legend 2Hey friends,

I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about two new pieces available on my website. As many of you know, I use different techniques throughout my art, but my two new pieces are predominately made up of collaged shreds of stenciled paper and topped off with hand drawn elements. I am very pleased with the way the new art came out.

First up is “Urban Legend”. This piece measures 30in”x 40in” and was created using spray paint, stencils, acrylic paint, pencil, sharpie, pen, paint pen, photocopies, Chinese newspaper, and News Print paper collage on stretched canvas.
My best friend and mentor THH70 dropped by my studio yesterday and mentioned that “Urban Legend” reminded him of three things: The Comedian from the best selling graphic novel of all time, Watchmen, the famous photograph of Johnny Cash shooting the bird with guitar in hand, and last but not least, the angle of the character in my new piece is reminiscent of 70’s Blaxploitation movie posters.
Next up is “American Graffiti” which has an interesting story behind it.
Fahamu Pecou invited me to create a piece of art live during Sol Fusion Texas this past July. I was very happy to participate seeing how I’ve admired Fahamu’s art for the last couple of years. Sol Fusion rocked into the wee hours with great music, beautiful women, and live art…despite the rain and thunderstorms that moved in on us just minutes before the party got started.
I showed up with with my partner THH70 as always, with a large canvas, sketchpad full of tagged up paper, vinyl and canvas, a bucket of paste, and of course…the mask. You know, I never leave my studio without the mask. THH70 happend to have his camera with him and despite the bad lighting, he managed to capture a few dozen shots of my live art process. You can check them out at my flickr page.
I was unable to complete the piece at Sol Fusion, but added the finishing touches later in the comfort of my own studio. I decided call the piece “American Graffiti”.

Another cool thing about these two new pieces is that I took progression shots of both works. You can watch the art come together in the “American Graffiti” album and the “Urban Legend” album on my Facebook fan page or by clicking the links below.

“American Graffiti”48in” x 60in”
Spraypaint, enamel, acrylic, vinyl, canvas, and paper collage on stretched canvas. 2009
“Urban Legend”30in” x 40in”
Spaypaint, stencil, acrylic, pencil, pen, paint pen, sharpie, photocopy, newsprint, Chinese newspaper collage on stretched canvas. 2009

NOW available for purchase at:
www.ckirkart.com

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