The Revolution will be framed.

The following images are illustrative of the framing style of paintings by the NSK group IRWIN, elements constructed of wood, black tar, blood, coal, gold leaf and various other materials, both precious and proletarian.

While framing is often considered by many to be a secondary element, or something that 'gets done' to art, the case here is quite the opposite; the frame and the artworks are intrinsically linked to each other.

In fact, later IRWIN works exemplify a significant conveyance of content by the surrounding elements, a dichotomy created by organic sculptural-relief that contrasts with the minimal suprematist picture plane.  This counterpoint creates a tension of simultaneous defiance and unity within the finished work.