CAYLA BIRK

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CAYLA BIRK

More info: Red Eight Gallery

Bio

Cayla is an outstanding young artist whose creative and intelligent mind thrives on a contemporary style. Through travel and an eclectic upbringing, she has gained a vast amount of culture and world experiences. Her influences come from a wide array of writers, musicians, and epistemologists. The most prominent including: Jack Kerouac, Ella Fitzgerald, Chuck Palahniuk, and several others.

A large portion of Cayla’s works merges traditional acrylic paints with other unique materials; she transcends the confines of mixed media art to create a style of her own. A signature approach of intricate designs pervades all of Birk’s body of work – her instantly recognizable gestures and marks boast austere verbiage and shroud depictions.

Cayla’s work has been acquired by many private collectors and can be seen at numerous prominent international contemporary art fairs.

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ABOUT THE ARTWORK

This artwork pays homage to the Periodic Table of Elements, a subject truly “elementary” in nature. Commonly taught in the early years of education, the recognizable square shape makes this work extremely approachable. As an austere nod in both rhyme and relatability, the work feature an actual existing element. Each canvas retains the atomic number (found in the left hand corner) and letters for real scientific elements while being juxtaposed by a faux name and atomic weight.

The given names are “relevant” societal nouns or statements; the numbers are alphanumeric cyphers that say hidden words - in this particular artwork the "code" reads as "mine" a clear indication of mining bitcoin. With each piece, a corresponding Erlenmeyer conical flask exists to enable the viewer to find the secret meaning behind the numerical atomic weight. It can also be noted that this work boasts the signature Birk. designs that encompass the entire face. Said textured designs feature a wide array of relatable imagery and text surrounding bitcoin crypto currency.