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Kyle Riecker
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Doom and Gloom
"Conduit" 7/18/14 There's a lot of chaos and destruction in the world right now. The entire middle east is in turmoil, which may not be new, but it is certainly intensified. Then, a commercial airliner shot down in the Ukraine brought the media to a fever p...

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My first exhibit
Come one, come all to the Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College.  My collage art, along with other fellow local artists are featured in the summer exhibit "Art in Between". The exhibit runs from June 2 to July 25, Monday - Thursday 12pm-4pm. I have 5 works o...

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Preservation Utica at the DEV! 6/28/14
Direkt Influence, MicroCosm House and Fuze present the return of PRESERVATION UTICA at The DEV Want house music? We've got house music. No cover 21+ June 28 lineup 10-11: Phigment + D.A. 11-12: Luis Elusivo 12-1: Sean Place (Syracuse) 1-close: The Chief Roc...

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Mission Statement: Direkt Influence is a collective of artists, musicians, MCs,
promoters, designers, freaks, weirdos and eccentric people. We are not a
corporation. We believe that working together with a positive
attitude will produce a greater influen...

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Spring Sprang Sprung
Hello, wary travelers of the internet. This blog has been as barren as the icy tundras of the Allegheny Plateau in the darkest night of January. It's time to spruce up the place. Let's open the windows and dust the rafters. It smells like a pile of unwashed...

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Putin things in perspective
"Invasion" - March 2014 Here's a new black and white piece that I've been working on.  It's slightly politically motivated, but per usual it is entirely open for interpretation.  I really fancy creating these science fiction-y landscapes. I was always a fan...

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Seems a little sketchy..
I've borrowed the term "sketch" from Dr. Steven Specht, a fellow collagist whom I look up to.  In this case, it is used in the context of a quick composition, rather than a literal reference.  Here are two pieces that I took no more than 5-10 minutes to com...

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A time has come today.
Sorry, blagh. I neglect thee. Here's my latest and probably favorite compositions to fall out of my head yet. Fallen Angles (1/31/14) Yes, I'm aware that the title appears to be spelled wrong. It is not.  I'm being coy and ironic like a hipster in a scarf s...

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Mixing the Cloud
Direkt Influence has consolidated some of it's DJ mixes into a mixcloud. Here's the link. More mixes will be uploaded periodically.

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Kolaj Magazine collaboration
Check out my friend and associate, Steve Specht's artwork featured on Kolaj Magazine's cover as part of a collaboration of seven different artists from around the world.  That's really the essence of collage, is combining seemingly unrelated elements into a...
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