I’m getting to the point where I’m figuring out how to take complex concepts and make the final piece simpler in its presentation.
My days currently are much more full and busier than ever, working on my visual art and my songs from the second I get up in the morning.
He seamlessly integrates figuration and abstraction; painting and sculpture; drawing and sound; textiles and zines; performance and glitch.
Weaving formal, alternate pop and historical elements into a very personal, visual narrative, Kirkpatrick delves into contemporary experiences while exploring archetypal questions.
In 2009 Kirkpatrick was featured in the group show Pulp Fiction, which traveled from Museum London to the MOCCA in Toronto and St. The exhibition is scheduled to tour to The Robert Mc Laughlin Gallery in 2019.
Also known for his participation in the early Canadian graffiti movement and as avant-garde hip-hop artist Thesis Sahib, Kirkpatrick works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, zines, mask-making and experimental sound improvisation.Generics play a central role in how we communicate and reason about the world.In my thesis, I defend a normality-based version of the modal conditional analysis of generic sentences, based on some novel observations about how generics behave in complex linguistic environments.He has gleaned his unique visual language through years of participation in the underground worlds of graffiti, hip-hop, noise music and surfing the Great Lakes.Kirkpatrick mixes vintage pop-culture imagery found in underground comics, retro video games, and outsider science fiction with symbolic references hidden in secret societies.Well known for his participation in the early Canadian graffiti movement and as avant-garde hip-hop artist Thesis Sahib, Kirkpatrick works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, zines, mask-making and experimental sound improvisation.Most recently, he has incorporated kinetic and auditory elements into his work.“Dinosaur Bones” because of its concept that gasoline is the disturbed remains of dinosaurs and dead things—disturbed graves of beings from the past now resurrected to haunt us making us sick and causing global warming as revenge.“Ink Or Paint” because of its concept of a graffiti writer's obsession to draw on a surface that is particularly difficult to gain access to.Several years ago, he decided to take an extended trip outside of Canada, which ultimately led him to cross paths with Funken. More often than before I am slowing down the vocal delivery to make the story of the song much more apparent and the writing is less abstract.Many of the song ideas for hatched during the fog and exhaustion of Thesis’s travels, but he also draws heavily from his experience as a graffiti artist on the album’s first focus track “Ink Or Paint.” He took some time to explain more of his creative process during a break on AWARDS’ current Canadian tour, which stops in Saint John, New Brunswick on Oct. 13 before a run of Ontario dates to close off the month. Using vocal pacing and clarity to help describe the feeling in the song as opposed to rapping with such an emphasis on technical styling through the whole song, although I still do chop pretty hard in sections.