"Richard A. Kirk (born 1962 in Hull, England) is an artist currently residing in Canada. Kirk works as a visual artist and illustrator. His art work is centered on images that explore the liminal space between imagination and reality; a pictorial space where a personal iconography manifests in protean forms that challenge conventional notions of the beautiful and the grotesque. Richard is interested in the forms found in nature, the morphology of plants and animals, and the effect of time on materials. Richard works in a number of mediums including: pen and ink, silverpoint, watercolor, and oil paint. He also works with found materials such as metal, rust, rubber, fossils, bones and text.
In addition to his personal explorations in visual art, Richard has illustrated numerous books for authors such as Clive Barker, China Miéville, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Poppy Z. Brite and others. In 2007 Kirk created six illustrations for Korn's untitled eighth studio album."
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