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.

 

 


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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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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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Some People Are Just Assholes But GRID Loves You

Hello again art lovers,

I hope the week has been good to you thus far.

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I’m great.  I just finished up a new triptych that I’ve been working on for a while.  The idea originated back toward the end of 2013 when I did three quick sketchbook watercolors while in Los Angeles.  The concept was much simpler at the time, but over the last several months, some things were stripped away while other brain candy was added.  The new version is not as raw as the original and much more design oriented.  It’s also missing a devil penis but I doubt anyone will fault me for that.

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“Some people are just assholes”, 2013

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“Apoko – Lips#17 – Some people are just assholes but GRID loves you”, 2015

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We’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,

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