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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Until next time,

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CKirk

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APOKO – LIPS Nude Shoot + Old Sulky Slices Of Myself

Hello again dear readers,

I took a break from commissions for a few hours last week to shoot some reference photos for my new 2015 APOKO – LIPS series. I’m thinking the new works are going to be full of energy and more experimental than most of the pieces from 2014. Hopefully I’ll be able put more work in on them soon.

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There is a lot of work to be done before the pieces these photos were shot for will be finished.  They’ll need to go through a few different processes first.  I already have the concepts thought out, but usually the initial idea gets built upon over time to encompass a variety of other ideas.  The process is really a stream of consciousness exercise.

In other news, I’ve decided to put three previously unavailable, transitional works from 2014 up for grabs.  I concocted these moody works mid year during a very cynical period, most likely brought on by not painting for the previous five months. It was an experimental time where I worked with different techniques and media prior to finding my current course. Pieces such as these allowed time for the dark, sulky mood to pass so the rainbows could stretch out and smile again.

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“Let Your Dolls Face Dry Then Reattach”

For me, the pieces were meant to be a reaction to the current state of social media and the public’s willingness to put absolutely anything and everything, no matter how personal or petty, online for the world to see. I now feel that the thinned out, smeared pastel portraits  are probably more of a hard look at myself during a specific, unpleasant frame of time and mind.

These works are only available for a limited time, so for more information or to grab yours while you can, 

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I hope you enjoy the new reference photos and pastel drawings.  I better get back to work on the commissions.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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