Take The Red Pill Or The Blue Pill, Or You Can Take A 1/4 Teaspoon Of This & Release The Goddamn’d Kraken

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Hello again dear readers,

I’ve been gearing up for the holidays much like anyone else.  Speaking of, I’m hoping all who celebrate will enjoy their selves and find fortune in the new year.

I’m stopping in to share a new piece.  I thought I was finished for the year after completing “Just Another Shit Head Attempt To Get Closer To God” but I was struck down with a vision for a new painting.  Fortunately for us all, my balls aren’t hung out like they were in the previous piece   I mentioned above.

I put in overtime and worked a little faster than usual on this one.  My son was good enough to pose with me for the photo shoot and afterward, the ideas I needed to enhance the composition visually came at a rapid rate.  I chalk it up to the mind expansion techniques I’ve been putting into action lately.  For me, the piece (Quite by accident) evokes a wee bit of Balthus, ol’ school pro wrestling, and a healthy dose of cosmic chaos to disrupt the monotony.

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 A photo of Balthus taken in 1996 at his home in Switzerland during the film shoot of Balthus Through the Looking Glass.

The piece is titled

Take The Red Pill Or The Blue Pill, Or You Can Take A 1/4 Teaspoon Of This & Release The Goddamn’d Kraken”

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Acrylic, emulsion, oil pastel, ballpoint pen, micron pen, graphite & Elmer’s glue on watercolor paper, 2014

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None of my new “Original” works are available on my website at the moment.  I am in the process of rebuilding it to exclusively feature the 2014 APOKO-LIPS series.

 For now, if you’d like to discuss limited edition prints of current 2014 work, feel free to email us at info@ckirkart.com  

Until next time,

Ckirk

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No Topless Models Where Injured + The Artist Kicking The Shit Out Of Cars

Hello again dear readers,

The latest edition to my ongoing series APOKO-LIPS is finished.  It’s a rework of a theme I’ve played around with a bit already.  I’ve been getting things together for the new website I’m building and realized that I just wasn’t happy with the theme’s previous incarnations.  The piece is titled “Portrait Of The Artist Kicking The Shit Out Of Cars #4”.  The piece is pretty self-explanatory, so I won’t go into much detail about how it came to be.  The expression of frustration in this work can be interchangeable and chances are, you can project your own frustrations into the composition.

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Acrylic, emulsion, micron pen, ballpoint pen, graphite, oil pastel and Elmer’s glue on watercolor paper, 2014

In other news, I’ve been pretty busy shooting models and putting together new compositions for APOKO-LIPS.  One is another rework of a previous Pokemon themed piece titled “Burn It Down Charizard, Burn It All Down”.  Think Pokemon meets Nine Inch Nails.  I also just took photos for another Yves Klein inspired piece that will be a set of triptychs.  The shoot was at a rich gun nut’s house and thankfully, he had plenty of props and chunk laying around.

I’ve already started work on the paint-covered topless pieces and thankfully, I’m a better painter/designer than I am a photographer.

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While we were at it, I took photos for another piece I had in mind, but sadly I don’t think it’s going to work out.  The outlandish costumes reminded me of a Primus video but that’s not the reason.  We started with the swimming pool scene and ended it with it, but by the time I slung paint across the buxom models chest, it was getting dark and the final photos didn’t come out so great.  It’s possible that I’ll be able to edit them in way were the final photos will be usable, but I doubt it.  None the less, I wanted to share at least one of them below.

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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Flying Minotaurs Worry Not While Water Ballooning Young Ladies, 2014

Hello again dear readers,

I’m just stopping in to present my the latest addition to my ongoing series Apoko-Lips. Some of you may remember my quest to recreate my Minotaur as Avatar watercolors from 2013.  The first was reworked fairly easily.  It was called “One Day There Will Be Theme Music Everywhere I Go”.  If you missed it, you can feast your eyes upon it by visiting last week’s blog.  

Since then, I managed to finish up the second of the trilogy.  It was as easy of a task as the previous piece.  I had to make four separate attempts before getting it right and I really didn’t get it right on four.  I had to collage in three or four pieces of previous attempts to complete the image.  It worked out good though, because for me, it looks like the minotaur is cracking open the sky just before bombarding the herd of nudes below.

In the end, I was pleased with the result.  I set out to make something a little more dynamic than the original watercolor and I think I did.  You can see both the 2013 and 2014 versions below.

Feel free to let me know what you think.

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“Flying Minotaurs Worry Not While Water Ballooning Old Ladies”,

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“Flying Minotaurs Worry Not While Water Ballooning Young Ladies”,

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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