A New Higher-Quality Image Of Re Imagining GOZER

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I became bogged down on the study for my last oil painting.  I’m glad I didn’t actually start squeezing paint out of the tube and smearing it on canvas yet, because since then, I’ve totally reworked the composition.  Anyway, I used some of the down time to re photograph some older pieces.  I’ve been wanting to re shoot quite a bit of my older work ever since purchasing a new camera over a year ago, so I’m pleased that I finally managed to get to the task. Below is a higher quality image of “Re Imaging Gozer”.  The camera captured a lot more of the detail, heavy smears of oil paint, and the vinyl/paper collage underneath.  Take a look.


In other news, the recent studies I found from 2010 will be on sale a little longer before being taken down.  These works have never been featured on my website and are available for a limited time.  They’re visceral, moody and on sale on my shop page.


For recent works, please visit my website ckirkart.com.  To view older art pieces, take a look at the

“Earlier Works” page of my website.

Until next time, have a great week.



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New Higher Quality Photos of Old Agents Of Change + Goodies For You

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I spent some time catching up on something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time.  I finally re photographed the Apoko-Lips PRIMER pieces with a higher quality camera and now have the images displayed on the main gallery page of my website.  There are still a few pieces belonging, chronologically, with the PRIMER pieces that I haven’t re shot yet, but I’ll get to it.  Anyway, it was great to unroll the large-scale pieces and examine them again after all this time.  I attached two of new higher quality photographs below.



Please feel free to take a look at the other three PRIMER pieces and more recent work at ckirkart.com.  For earlier works, click here.

In other news, I recently went through my art storage and came across a few different collections of studies from 2010.  These studies were created with charcoal, chalk, spray paint and tape on 18 x 24″ paper.  They are very visceral and moody.  I shot high quality images of the work and have listed them on the “Shop” page of my website.  I attached one of the pieces below, but if you liked to see the other three, please visit my shop.  If you would like to see high quality or detail photos of the 2010 studies, please contact me from my website.


Until next time, have a great week.




The Son Of GRID


MR Miracle

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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.


Until next time,




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.


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.


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


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.  


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.


Until next time, have a great week.



The Modern, Porno Reference #1 & The Rediscovery of Oral Fixation

Hello again art lovers,

1 hope you’ve all had a good week.  My week brought many nice surprises.  1 will tell you about three.

The 1st surprise is that my wife and 1 made a spontaneous trip to the Modern Museum in FT Worth Texas last Wednesday.  This was unexpected and really rewarding.  1 had visited the Modern a few years ago, but was in a very limited, miserable, rationalist reality tunnel and didn’t truly appreciate the experience of the first trip.  Toward the end of 2013, I had a paradigm shift which has been lasting.  This time, 1 was in awe of the architecture of the museum and the majority of the art work inside.  1 took along my Sony A5000 and shot many photographs of the architecture  and arrangements for future Apoko-Lips background emulsion purposes.

My wife also insisted that I photograph her with of two Warhol paintings and one Anselm Kiefer sculpture.  Of course, like many women, she choose to stand in front of the art work instead of beside it.


Kryptonite was just what the doctor ordered.  Erika, Warhol, 2015


Getting in the way of art, art, or one reason why art is made?  Erika, Kiefer, 2015

The 2nd surprise was being contacted by a collector from New York about a mixed media piece.  1 then sold the piece from 2012 titled Porno Reference #1!  The art was created with watercolor, acrylic and coffee.  As it tuns out, the collector purchased the piece for her boyfriend, which 1 believe, makes here a prime squeeze.


Porno Reference #1, 2012

If the first 2 surprises were not good enough, here’s a 3rd surprise.  While doing some Spring cleaning, 1 rediscovered a piece that 1 thought had been destroyed.  It turns out it was just misplaced during our 2014 relocation.  The rediscovered art is titled Oral Fixation and was created in 2012 with spray paint and primer on cardboard.

Now, here’s a surprise for you. 

Since 1 believed Oral Fixation to be destroyed and had accepted the loss some time ago, 1 decided to offer the art up as a specially priced sale piece!

Oral Fixation will be specially discounted from today, July 8th until next Wednesday July 15th.

If you would like more information about Oral Fixation, feel free to email info@ckirkart.com.  We’ll be happy to help.

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Oral Fixation, 2012

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,



Seeing My Art In People’s Homes Brightens My Day

Hello again art lovers,

All is well.  I don’t have a new piece to share this morning,  but I did sell one of my favorite watercolors last weekend.  The piece sold to a nice collector in New York who has acquired a few of my pieces over the years.  She’s been kind enough to send photos of the framed pieces.  Seeing my art in people’s homes pretty much always brightens my day,  So thank you Lisa.


“Ed Harris As Picasso Playing Popeye”, 2013


“Horsecock” framed in collector’s home.


Another piece framed in collector’s home.  I’m not sure when this piece was made, but it’s old.  I do remember that it was created with spray paint and charcoal.  It’s great to see the piece again!

Until next time,



New # 15: An Intriguing Nude Triptych

Hello again art lovers,

I just stopped in to share my new triptych titled Apoko – Lips # 15.  This set took a while to finish.  I think we did the photo shoot over a month ago, for christ sakes!  Some of you may recognize the figures and props from an earlier and very popular blog post.  If not, and you’re interested in seeing the pre processed photos just click  here.  Anyway, I really like where the 2015 work is headed.  It’s still focused on contemporary culture, technology and action interrupted by glitch, but with this piece, I’m looking at old ideas and pairing them with the modern equivalent.

I uploaded a large image of the full triptych and each individual section of the piece below.


Apoko – Lips #15

Acrylic, emulsion, transfer pencil, graphite, micron pen, oil pastel on watercolor paper, 2015

Enlarged Adaptation

UV inks on metal.


#15 Section 1


#15 Section 2


#15 Section 3

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In other news, the all new ckirkart.com will be operational next week and will exclusively feature my new series Apoko – Lips.  For the next 7 days, I am offering you free shipping on any purchases of art created prior to 2014.   This offer ends March 25th at midnight.  If there’s a piece you’ve been considering, now’s a good time to grab it.

Click here to see what’s available.

If you see anything you like, email info@ckirkart.com and we’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,