Last week, we introduced you to a remarkable series of computer key portraits by Australian artist WorkByKnight. We mentioned his other collection of portraits made of buttons and couldn't resist sharing the works. Like the digital renderings using computer keys, this series follows the same pixelated visual style to depict well-known subjects. WBK focuses on recognizable figures from all branches of pop culture with buttons of varied shapes and colors.
While the portraits are, in fact, digitally produced rather than physically assembled, there is an undeniable allure to their construction. Time, artistic skill, and an eye for color are still huge factors in the production of each image. The decision to compile the images digitally appears to be a conscious choice to reflect the digital age we live in. Guy Whitby, the artist himself, says “WBK is factory made art for a manufactured world. With a quite [sic] reflection on an analogue past.”
Top photo: Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig (close up)
Daniel Craig (extreme close up)
Michael Clarke Duncan