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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CKirk

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A New “Cuddly” Portrait of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well with you.

I’ve been having fun when able.

I said a few months ago that it was about time for me to revisit my theme of “Artist As Mythological Sex Machine”.  After a few botched attempts, I’ve finally came up with a composition that I’m happy with, and it fits nicely into my new Apoko-Lips “Behold The Son Of GRID” art works.  The image below is a continuation on the above mentioned theme.

I tossed just about everything but the kitchen sink into this composition.  Watercolor, acrylic, transfer pencil, graphite, colored pencil, ballpoint pen, and micron pen were used.  Painting mediums aside, I also shot the photography for the collage elements and put together the costumes and face paint.  I used construction paper for the horns and heart above the love god’s head.

I particularly like how the centaur’s body appears to have a cuddly, plush-like texture.

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Apoko-Lips#22 – Behold The Son Of GRID #3, 2015

As I mentioned above, the new art work is a continuation of a theme.   Considering this, I uploaded some of the earlier versions that I’ve created over the years below.  Maybe you will enjoy seeing how this idea has developed since its original inception.

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“Portrait Of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine #3, Watercolor & collage on card, 2013

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Portrait Of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine #2 AKA “Horse Cock”, watercolor on paper, 2012

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“Portrait Of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine #1 “Study”, ballpoint pen on card, 2011

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the development of this theme.  I did.  If you like my newest piece, or the works featured in last weeks blog post, I think you’ll enjoy what’s coming up in future posts.  Each of the Apoko-Lips – Behold The Son Of GRID works feature a different, functional deity in watercolor and a declaration from the Son Of GRID.  

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As always, be sure to check in next Wednesday to see my newest piece of art and if you would like to see more of my work, click the link to my website below.

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Until next time, have a great week.

CKirk

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Back To One Of My True Loves, WATERCOLOR!

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you are all doing great!

The Autumnal Equinox began only a handful of hours ago.  The event is a great time to take stock, throw out what hasn’t worked, then further utilize and develop what has.  This year, I took the opportunity to get an early start on this process.

As I mentioned in last weeks blog, I’ve been experimenting with the “Packaging” of my ideas.  This exhaustive experimentation finally led me back to one of my true loves.  Watercolor.  I feel so awesome right now.  I just finished up two new pieces, one of which has a HEAVY WATERCOLOR element.  Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time might remember that in 2013, I made a slew of KICK-ASS watercolors that made up a series titled “Art Is My Way Of Chucking Civilization Out The Window“.  The watercolors were probably the most popular works of art I have ever made.  I’m not sure if their popularity was due to the loose, splashy technique, or because I was drunk while painting them and locked in lower brain circuits, and experiencing a left brain centered imbalance which would naturally appeal to the masses.  I suppose  it doesn’t matter.

Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve gathered, I’m really excited.  After a six moth break from making art in mid 2014, I picked the watercolors up again, only to be disappointed that I couldn’t utilize them the way I had before.  I decided to put the my old pan set away and chalked the failure up to my not being inebriated on a daily basis anymore.  That being said, it’s been about a year since my botched attempts,  and finally, I decided to grab the watercolors from my storage closet and give it another shot.  I’m very pleased with the results!  I also used watercolor, acrylic, graphite, micron pen, ballpoint pen, transfer pencil, varnish, glue & collage to create the work.

The new piece is titled

“Apoko-Lips#20 – Behold The Son Of GRID #2 – Do not make war with your dragon”

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If that wasn’t enough to make my week, I also created another experimental piece prior to the one above.  I used watercolor in it, but primarily acrylic and spray paint.  It is titled

“Apoko-Lips#20 – Behold The Son Of GRID #1 – Do not make deals with deities”

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Until next time, have a great week!

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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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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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Tossing Litter From The Synchronicity Highway

Hello again art lovers!

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I did.  I took a break from restful days and spent a couple of them hammering out an eclectic mixture of overdue tasks.  The new-found access to different aspects of my personality (A sort of controlled schizophrenia) seems to have major benefits.  Selecting the proper program with the proper function for the proper situation has reduced stress, increased productivity/fun, and helped communication exchanges become more transparent and effective…at least for the time being.

Anyway, I finished up the art work and scans for “The Tale Of Moby Dickhead: A Heart Warming Story Of Life Finding A Way Despite Evolution”.  Originally, I intended for my 5 year-old son to do the art work but he refused to cooperate.  Go figure.  I attempted to have the drawings viewable in 3D, but it didn’t work out quite the way I hoped.  Despite the art not going exactly to plan, I do enjoy reading the story quite a bit…especially when orating as the acclaimed English actor/narrator John Hurt.  Oh, that’s right!  I forgot to mention that as long as the readers imagination is healthy, the story is interactive!

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“The Tale Of Moby Dickhead” will be available for your reading pleasure next wednesday, June 24, 2015.

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Also this week, A long time collector of my work named Lisa has commissioned me to paint over the faces of a commission she commissioned from me years ago.  She’s become enamored with painting over parts of paintings so I’ll oblige her and paint.  More news on this later, but for now, I’ll mention that I spent considerable minutes tweaking the information on the information page of my website.  Information is now as accurate as possible in current space – time.  If you love to eat information and desire more click here.

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In other news, I packed up the pieces of a major sale!  That’s right, a 30 x 40″ canvas and a limited edition Deluxe Set  of Apoko – Lips 2014 prints will shortly be in route to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

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If that wasn’t good enough, the mass of art was purchased and will be exhibited by Clay, a long-time friend and collector of my work who has returned to the island to reopen the Seven Minus Seven Gallery!

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I’ll post more news about exhibit dates as soon as I have them.

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I’m thrilled.  In my experience, it’s pretty rare nowadays for the gallery to purchase an artist’s work prior to exhibiting it.  Clay dances to the beat of a different drum in a lot of ways though.  That being said, the limited edition Apoko – Lips Deluxe Set is a collection of 13 high quality prints and was meant to come in a customized container of some kind.  Because of the fast approaching exhibit, the collector needed the art before I could get the specs for the container worked out.  I originally envisioned a decommissioned bazooka missile painted pink to contain the set of prints.  I’m not sure if this is doable though.  I’ll find out and let you know.

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If you would like to view high-quality images of my Apoko – Lips collection, inquire about options or pricing visit my website ckirkart.com and shoot me an email.  I’ll be happy to help.

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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Yves’ Angels, Minotaurs As Avatars, Soft Machines & Jealous Girlfriends Destroy Nude Art

Hello again dear readers,

I’m happy.  It’s been an incredibly busy week.  Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t like to stay busy with errands and the other adult stuff that causes an otherwise rational human being to consider blowing his or her fucking head off, but thankfully there wasn’t too much of that over the last few days.  No, I stayed busy with my work which is an endeavor that generally keeps me sated with life while creating at least,  and insures that I stay reasonably sane.

Anyway enough of the introduction.  After working on the pieces off and on since last year,  I finally finished up the initial studies for the 7 trumpeting angels that make their fabulous entrance after the opening of the 7th seal.  The imagery I assembled is very literal and showcases for me at least, how unbelievable the whole concept seems when it’s taken literally. I tried to remove all the fear/creep-factor that’s associated with the subject out of the equation so that all you have left is simply a modern artist’s interpretation of the literal imagery, which kind of looks like something you’d see in a comic book. Of course, I’ve added Jack Kirby/New Gods-style apparatus and made sure the angels all had shaved vaginas, but that’s neither here nor there. I also decided to reference the blue stylings of Yves Klein.

I’ll get imagery for the angel pieces up on the ol’ blog once I have them.

If that wasn’t enough, I also completed two other studies which are re-workings of my highly popular 2013 watercolors “Once Day There Will Be Theme Music Everywhere I Go” and “Flying Minotaurs Worry Not While Water ballooning Old Ladies”.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to go on and on about more work that I don’t  yet have photographs to show you. Instead I’ll tell you about my most recent commission.

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Minotaur As Avatar 2013 watercoors that I’m currently reworking.

The commission was for a cool guy that has collected work from me since 2008.  Anyway, the last work he acquired from me was three tasteful collages made from tons of Playboy Magazine content.  Unfortunately, his previous girlfriend became jealous of the commissioned nudes and in a frenzy preceded to utterly destroy them.  Fortunately, his new lady is much more stable and cool.  She commissioned me to recreate his favorite of the original pieces for his 27th birthday.  There was no way I could have surfaced with an identical replacement so I used some printmaking skills to replicate the deceased piece instead.

The collector was very happy and completely surprised by the birthday gift.

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“Sapp’s Pop’d”, 2014

Bare with me; this is the last bit of news below. I promise.

 This week, I was strumming through some of my older works and located some paintings and drawings from 2011.  I decided to arrange the pieces as 4 separate diptychs.  The pieces are done in charcoal and mixed media.  Most are on paper or bristol but the piece below, “Soft Machines” is on two separate canvas’.

I have temporarily put these pieces up for sale at a discounted price.  

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“Soft Machines”, 2011

To see what else is on sale, check out my shop page by clicking HERE.

Until next time,

ckirk

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Pretty Ladies From Lui – An Old Work Made Available

Hello again dear readers and happy Monday,

I know what you’re thinking.  What’s so good about it?

Well, check this out.

I spent last week finishing up a commission, so I don’t have any new work to share, but I’m blogging to spread a little news.  As you may know, I’ve been having special deals on a selection of smaller works lately.  I wanted to let you know I made a really cool piece from around 2011 available this morning.  Actually it consists of two drawings, but should be exhibited as on piece.  The work “Two Women From Lui Magazine” has never been featured on my website and as far as I know, has never been available for purchase.

Anyway, If you like pretty ladies, check out the newly available work below.

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To see details and special pricing for this piece and to see what else I have available at special pricing,

visit my Shop page.

Until next time,

ckirk

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