Sometimes, when making illustrative images, I find it easy to forget that I'm making a thing. This is especially so when most of the engagement with my artwork happens on the web. As grateful as I am for that avenue of engagement, it tends to have a flattening effect. Sometimes I like to remind myself... Continue Reading →
Magpie's Ladder from Richard Kirk on Vimeo. On a related note to my last post, I thought I had posted this trailer for my illustrated collection of short stories Magpie's Ladder (PS Publishing, 2019). The publication of this volume of 5 stories was a high point of the summer for me. I hope you enjoy... Continue Reading →
My first two novels will soon be available as audiobooks! They are currently in production at Encyclopocalypse. Over the weekend I heard a 15 minute sample of the narration for The Lost Machine and it sounds absolutely fantastic. The audiobooks will be available on Audible. More information about this release soon. Richard
PS Publications will be publishing my illustrated short story collection Magpie's Ladder in 2018! I'll post news about that project here as details become available. In the meantime, have a look at these two forthcoming titles from PS featuring my artwork and great cover design by Michael Smith. Give the PS site a visit if... Continue Reading →
Pierre Huyghe from LACMA on Vimeo. I came across the work of this artist, Pierre Huyghe today, thanks to a friend giving me one of his book covers. The video contains some arresting images, which resonated with me. Apparently there was a controversy about the dog in the video, but it was checked out and... Continue Reading →
I am happy to announce that I will be releasing a new print in early 2016. The image is called Amnesiac's Library. It will be printed by LUNA 7 on 17" x 11" 285 gsm Hahnemuhle Torchon paper. The first 25 prints will be signed, and accompanied by a small sketch on a blank card.... Continue Reading →
Alexi Era Gallery has posted the Bestowed Upon Us show preview on their website. Richard.
This artwork is called Harrowing Sediment. The original (still available, incidentally) was created for a show in 2012. Details can be seen below. Harrowing Sediment and other images are available as prints in my Big Cartel art shop. If you order this image, before the end of November, I will include a free miniature print... Continue Reading →
The Green Demon is on sale in my webstore. Its a piece I did last year when I was doing a small series of demons. I am using the proceeds of these small sale pieces to publish a book of 5 short fantasy stories called Magpie's Ladder. - Richard.