Gallery: WBK Reuses Hundreds of Computer Keys to Create Portraits of Cu...


What is they key to finding success and meaning as an artist? To Australian artist workbyknight (WBK), it is to “contribute to history…make work that references the age in which the artist lives. An artist should hold a mirror up to the world around him or her and comment upon reflection.” Seeing a world filled with buttons and other relics of technology, WBK  utilizes computer keys as the backdrop for pixelated portraits of cultural icons. Similar to Babis Panagiotidis’ “Hedonism(y) Trojaner,” WBK’s use of computer keys takes a ubiquitous tool of modern communication and reclaims them as a medium for artistic expression.

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