New Apoko-Lips – The Bard Sings “Birds May Fly”

Hello internet,

I’ve been so busy, not to mention incredibly excited, because my brain has been on fire with concepts for new art works.  Toward the beginning of 2016, I felt like my long-term, now prophetic, series Apoko-Lips had come to its natural conclusion with the completion of the large-scale canvas titled “Excappare”, but recent events have shown me otherwise.  It seems Apoko-Lips isn’t through with me just yet.  I feel like the time is ripe for this work, but if I’m wrong, I suppose I’ll see it through anyway.

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  Is the state of the world getting you down? Is all the blatant inversion of reality frying your brain, leaving you confused and/or mentally deranged? If so, this is one’s for you.


“Birds may fly,
And shit in your eye,
And you might shoot em’ down with a slingshot,
Cats may cry,
Keep you up all night,
Meowing outside in the park,
And you may sip your milk,
And if your milk is spilt,
Do your best not to cry,
But if you do,
Just think of me,
And laugh until you’re high,
HA,HA, HA,
HA, HA, HA,
HA, HA, HA,
HA, HA, HA, HA!”


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Apoko-Lips – The Bard Sings “Birds May Fly”
Photography, construction paper, grease paint, rubber clown nose, Yamaha keyboard, inkjet, scanner, appropriated image of red crowned cranes, and photoshop text, 2017


I won’t say too much at the moment, but I’m experimenting  with story lines and new methods to expand on previous additions of Apoko-Lips such as “Behold The Son Of GRID”, “The M.R. MIRACLE MYTHOS” As shown above, I’m also adding a new addition titled “The Bard Sings”.   These exciting new pieces won’t be on my website for a while,

but….



For information and availability concerning the Apoko-Lips series click here.  For information on my current selection of art feel free to contact me via my website. 



 

Until next time,

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CKirk

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On Trojan Horses, The #Goonpopulous & Worldwide Pedo Busts

 

Hello internet,

The progressive and tolerant #goonpopulous showed its ass off at yet again, this time at Berkeley University the night before last.  The violent protest, or riot, is said to have been initiated over a homosexual journalist named Milo Yiannopolis of Breitbart News  , being scheduled to give a talk.  I know, crazy right?



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Now, if you haven’t witnessed the violent temper tantrum just yet, or simply don’t believe me, take a look at the footage in the videos below.

Video by Paul Joseph Watson.

Video by the Doctor Of Common Sense

 



If you are currently or recently have been setting things on fire, damaging property, physically assaulting individuals or groups with opposing views, funding or organizing this angry mob, or blindly accepting and spreading ‘news’ with no actual evidence behind it, the statement in this new piece may be meant for you.



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On Trojan Horses

“Perhaps you were transformed into an ill-informed simpleton by the prolonged misuse of ‘smart’ technology.”



If the statement above happens to apply to you, know that the revolution has happened already & you missed it. I’d like to include this urgent message of 4 Beatles from across time for the #goonpopulous

Listen carefully. 



On a brighter note, the worldwide pedophile ring is unraveling fast. Tons of arrests made around the planet. 474 arrests made, I believe on February 2, 2017, in Los Angeles alone. Google it for more info.

And they said it was a conspiracy.

Online stockpile of worldwide news (From December 2016) concerning pending downfall of pedo rings by clicking here. 

For specifics on L.A pedo busts click here for a google search results.

and watch this

Video by Alex Jones at infowars.com

Disclaimer – I am not necessarily a fan of Alex Jones and I don’t agree with everything he says, but he does his research, is passionate, and should be respected as he has devoted over 20 years to exposing all of this.


For information and availability concerning the Apoko-Lips series click here.  For information on my current selection of art feel free to contact me via my website. 


 

Until next time,

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CKirk

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On Internet Ghettos

 

Hello internet,

Internet ghettos very often, are one of two things. They are safe lullaby chambers where one will coo while being soothed with only what is ideologically acceptable to them, or heavily fortified keeps where one can rage with little hope of affecting change. I would also add that the Internet ghetto, for the truly deranged, acts as a mirrored echo chamber base of operations from which the user’s image is repeatedly thrust into the matrix and reflected back at them. Desperate pleas such as “Look at me, look at me, look at me!” reverberate throughout the system, add infinitum.  What shall we do now?


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What about a holiday? I have always taken breaks for social media, mainly to create new work, but since 2013, the breaks have become longer and more contemplative. It’s funny how clear things can become, both internally and externally, once you pull the matrix plug out of your ass and start walking in the waking world again. I won’t say that disengaging from the system is a cure for all ailments, but it’s a start, and when you reenter the internet ghetto of your choice, either for leisure or necessity, you see the construct for what it is and not what it appears to be.

 

 


For information and availability concerning the Apoko-Lips series click here.  For information on my current selection of art feel free to contact me via my website. 


 

Until next time,

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CKirk

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Chalk Pastel Drawing Venus #1 – Commissions – Exhibits

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well.

I’m good.  I’m currently working on a commission for a Swedish artist/collector.  I’ve also, once again, been asked to co curate an exhibit which will be held at Seven Minus Seven Gallery in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and I’ll have a piece in a Krampus themed group exhibit at Hive Gallery in Los Angeles this summer.  Other than that, I’m waiting to see where inspiration will take me and what will be made as a result.

Concerning possible new work, I figure I’ll continue on with the pastel studies for a while.  I used themes in most of the studies that could easily be expanded upon.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

   Until next timehave 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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Ckirk

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Experimenting With The Packaging – Prototypes For New Art

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’re well.

I’m alright.  Quite a bit has been going on.  I’ve been making tons of art, but I’m not sure if everything I’ve made will make my final cut for new work.  I’ve been bouncing the same ideas around in my head for a while and lately, I’ve been experimenting with the “Packaging” of these ideas.  I’ve found three to four different ways to present every idea and yes, my 6 year-old still isn’t happy about his “Missing” construction paper.  That being said, I am posting photos below of some of the things I’ve been working on.  Feel free to let me know what you think.

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Apoko-Lips – Building Gods #1 (Prototype)

Sharpie, ballpoint pens, construction paper, scans, composite, 2015

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Apoko-Lips – The Great Work #4 (Prototype)

Photography, face paint, sharpie, ballpoint pen, construction paper, oil pastel, scans, composite, 2015

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Apoko-Lips – The Great Work #1 (Detail of prototype)

Photography, sharpie, ballpoint pen, highlighter, inkjet, scans, paper, composite, 2015

Until next time,

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Ckirk

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Command – Shift (~) HAD-STEP-CRBL

Hello again art lovers,

1 hope all is well.

1 am.  1 finally finished up the long process of completing a new piece.  Honestly, I think finding a way to personify my ideas took up the most time.  The art work is the 19th addition to the Apoko-Lips collection.  1 was able to utilize a few new techniques and had quite a bit of fun designing and applying the make up prior to the photography process.  The mixed media work is titled Building Gods – HAD-STEP-CRBL and is the first in what will be a new sub category to Apoko-Lips.

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Detail Apoko-Lips-19

 

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As always, if you would like to see high-resolution images of my current Apoko-Lips collection or to inquire about pricing/purchasing options, feel free to visit the website and get in touch.  We’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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