New Apoko-Lips – The Bard Sings “Birds May Fly”

Hello internet,

I’ve been so busy, not to mention incredibly excited, because my brain has been on fire with concepts for new art works.  Toward the beginning of 2016, I felt like my long-term, now prophetic, series Apoko-Lips had come to its natural conclusion with the completion of the large-scale canvas titled “Excappare”, but recent events have shown me otherwise.  It seems Apoko-Lips isn’t through with me just yet.  I feel like the time is ripe for this work, but if I’m wrong, I suppose I’ll see it through anyway.

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  Is the state of the world getting you down? Is all the blatant inversion of reality frying your brain, leaving you confused and/or mentally deranged? If so, this is one’s for you.


“Birds may fly,
And shit in your eye,
And you might shoot em’ down with a slingshot,
Cats may cry,
Keep you up all night,
Meowing outside in the park,
And you may sip your milk,
And if your milk is spilt,
Do your best not to cry,
But if you do,
Just think of me,
And laugh until you’re high,
HA,HA, HA,
HA, HA, HA,
HA, HA, HA,
HA, HA, HA, HA!”


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Apoko-Lips – The Bard Sings “Birds May Fly”
Photography, construction paper, grease paint, rubber clown nose, Yamaha keyboard, inkjet, scanner, appropriated image of red crowned cranes, and photoshop text, 2017


I won’t say too much at the moment, but I’m experimenting  with story lines and new methods to expand on previous additions of Apoko-Lips such as “Behold The Son Of GRID”, “The M.R. MIRACLE MYTHOS” As shown above, I’m also adding a new addition titled “The Bard Sings”.   These exciting new pieces won’t be on my website for a while,

but….



For information and availability concerning the Apoko-Lips series click here.  For information on my current selection of art feel free to contact me via my website. 



 

Until next time,

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CKirk

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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.

 

 


For information and availability concerning the Apoko-Lips series click here.  For information on my current selection of art feel free to contact me via my website. 


 

Until next time,

ckirk4

CKirk

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The Fox – New Watercolors

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m good.  I’ve completed a few newer watercolors.  I love how all the little pools of watercolor work together to form an image.  Anyway, they’re little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.

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The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

 Until next timehave a great week.

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The Hungry Pelican – Two New Studies

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I’m alright.  I’ve only completed a few newer pieces and they’re  little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.

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 The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect,      

please visit my website ckirkart.com.

Until next timehave a great week.

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CKirk

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The Old Fool: An Epic Tale To Enrich Painting

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.

I know, its been a while since I’ve posted a new blog entry.  I wish I could say that I’ve been painting for the duration of my M.I.A status, but I haven’t.  You see, I began painting the “Kakhati” art around the simple theme of laughter.  Kakhati is a Sanskrit word from ancient India that roughly translates into English as “Laugh out loud”.  Anyway, after working through a few pieces,  I felt like “Kakhati” could be enriched and possibly even flourish if a little more thought was thrown into the mix.  With this in mind, I attempted something new.  I wrote an epic for source material.

Don’t bet me wrong, I know other artists like William Blake, have been fond of combining their painting and writing talents to make more elaborate works, but I’ve never really utilized the combination.  Writing has always been one of my great hobbies and truthfully, I’ve probably written much more than I’ve painted this year, so it seemed natural to assimilate the hobby into my work.

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I’ve only completed a few newer pieces and they’re  little more than quick studies, but now that my epic is finished, I have a treasure trove of rich, fanciful imagery stored up in the ol’ dream machine.  The tale centers around an amnesiac who lives alone on an island.  As a result of a frustrating, zen-like conversation with a hungry pelican that swooped down to steal his roasted fish, the amnesiac is charged with a perilous quest and dubbed the “Old fool”.  The old fool must find the black wolf that carries the stolen of bag of countless treasures.  Inside the bag are three items which will console the weeping dragon.

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kakhati_spring_dragonAs you may be able to imagine, I am very excited about the upcoming paintings featuring a selection of imaginative scenes from the epic.  I’m still not sure whether I want to use oil paint for realism, or watercolor for a more whimsical approach to the imagery, so I’ll  probably do both.  A long-time friend and collector of my work phoned the other day, and after hearing about the project, he graciously offered to provide the funding for most of the supplies I needed.  I happily accepted the support, so it’ll only be a matter of time, before the old fool’s adventure is  translated into visual art.

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To see other recently completed pastel studies and my current selection of work in watercolor, oil, mixed media, ect, please visit my website ckirkart.com.

Until next time, have a great week.

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A Psalm Concerning Nasty Ol’ Brian

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Once upon a time there was a guy called Brian.  He was always mad and usually cryin’.  People were always in his way, he never had anything good to say until a light bulb lit up above his head, and he saw things really weren’t that bad.  He did everything he could do.  He lost weight and polished his shoes.  Afterward, he even made his bed, but the very next day Brian fell down and broke his head.  Out of everyone that heard the news, no one cried, or sang the blues. they all rejoiced instead.  They rejoiced because nasty ol’ Brian was finally dead.

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Until next time, have a great week!

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Ckirk

A.K.A

The Son Of GRID

A.K.A

Mister Miracle

Enjoy the new series Apoko-Lips as well as my earlier works

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“There & Back Back Again By Dildo Braggins”

Hello again dear readers,

I hope the year is shaping up well for all of you.

It’s been a while since I published a new blog.  In fact, this is my first entry of 2015. Initially, the lack of documentation was from post holiday fatigue.  Distancing myself from work came to an abrupt end soon after 2015 began.   Fortunately, my new year started off with the sale of quite a few original works and some pretty large limited edition print orders.  Commissions from designers, political hopefuls and others started to roll in as well.  It’s great when the new year kicks off with tons of elated interest in your work.

The good fortune is especially welcomed after last year.  I spent most of 2014 strengthening my body, exploring consciousness expansion through natural means, and developing new techniques for art which I have committed to evolving over the next few years.  I don’t think anyone would argue that the above list of activities are all good, healthy exercises for a human being to engage in.  The problem is, the funds I had accumulated during the previous year  were steadily disappearing.

I eventually and very briefly sought gainful employment but I quickly realized I wasn’t as crafty at conning my way into jobs as I was ten years ago and that I would rather continue making money on my own terms.   A much older artist told me that he believed once a person had been a working artist for a certain length of time, they basically become unemployable in the conventional work environment.  I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it doesn’t really matter.  Opportunity cranked up again just when I really needed them to.  Is it possible that Universe has picked up the phone and  it’s time to work again?   Yeah, it’s possible.

That being said, there has been renewed interest in my 2013 “Gozer” limited edition print.  I’m glad I held a handful of them back.  Strangely enough, the newly purchased “Gozer” editions are headed to separate art collectors in London with very similar names.

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Photo of the original mixed media canvas “Re-Imaging Gozer”, 2009 -2013

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The “Gozer” limited edition of 10, created by the print dynamos at Static Medium in Los Angeles.

 

I also, very recently, sold both my “Soft Machine” canvas’ from 2011 to separate collectors.  The smaller “Soft Machine” companion piece was purchased when a long-time collector brought some friends to my studio for a visit.  A polite married couple are the new owners.  The larger “Soft Machine” canvas is now owned by an art lover in London.  The Londoner also purchased a handful of other originals.  

I love it when someone acquires multiple pieces!

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“Soft Machine” mixed media canvas pieces from 2011

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Photo of the “Soft Machine” companion piece requested by new owners.

In conclusion, the new year thus far, has oozed good fortune.  I have much more news about sales, commissions, and also updates on my latest body of work APOKO-LIPS but I’ll save that for later and stop here.  If I don’tthis blog post could quickly transform into a sociopathic bragging session and/or stretch on to an annoying length.  Maybe it already has.  If fact, I’m sure that it has.  I think I’ll call this entry

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“There & Back Again by Dildo Braggins”

If anyone else is interested in original art, commissions, or the gritty cartoonish-realism of the 18 x 24″ limited editions of “Gozer”, Feel free to email me at info@ckirkart.com 

Until next time,

Ckirk

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