Modern Pop Art paintings
Sugar covered Bullets. All photos courtesy the singer
From spherical globes to naval boats, Mr. Kiji’s paintings on fabric for a brand new exhibit called Me We Now everyone have colorful abstract shapes in pleasing compositions. The forms are signs being at the same time universal and archetypal, providing a specific religious parlance to Pop art.
Myself we have now Everybody seems to spin often obscure historical, spiritual, or social meaning. Mr. Kiji informs The Creators venture, "A recurring motif within my work particularly in this show addresses conflicting narratives in Eastern vs. Western heritage that effect the frames where we look at the entire world around us all."
Been trained in manufacturing design from The Rhode Island School of Design, Kiji’s many iconic works appear in the type of large-scale murals to digital artworks for on line magazines. He gets commissioned for big commercial jobs for Converse, MTV, Nike, Toyota, and Microsoft, but seems to painting to sort out much deeper motifs on an individual and semiotic level.
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During the age of 17, Kiji spent annually discovering the Tibetan Buddhist artwork type of thangka by residing in a Tibetan monastery. His works constantly get back to the thangka habit of develop sophisticated symmetrical compositions used as important theological teachings. In Kiji’s works, the brands play just as an important role because the artwork on their own in resonating deeper definition. They preserve titles like exact same preceding as Just below. He says, "The expression is a maxim of Hermeticism while the Occult. The phrase resonated in my opinion for being quite Eastern though it’s Western in beginning. it is in addition a nod to my pal Dust Los Angeles Rock.”
For show-me We Now Everybody at Three Kings Studio in Brooklyletter's Greenpoint neighbor hood, exact same preceding as Below is provided as a triptych while me personally We currently Everybody consists of 16 individual elements on birch ply, while Sugar Coated Bullets is available in two manifestations. Kiji says, "i do believe I’m gradually becoming less illustrative when it comes to the way I approach compositions. This work continues to have a bunch of formal compositional components of thangka artwork. In the more illustrative diptych, Sugar-coated Bullets, the process ended up being a little more exploratory and fluid which lead to things developing as counterpoints to other elements.”