One might find humour and fascination in Mike Guppy’s work. He usually takes imagery and technology that we encounter from our daily lives, and renders them suspended, somehow disassociating the viewers from its original context.
“The web is a perfect example of how technology transforms society, and we’re right amidst it. This is where the main influence for my work stems from, examining how we interact with the web and how it might change.” This interactivity takes the form of a sort of suspended understanding – of why your screen is moving without aid, or why a famous painting has been interfered with and all that is left is an empty, but active, selection. “Although it never ends up being that serious, I tend to go with the more playful ideas.”
(from an interview from It’s Nice That)
Source: Today and Tomorrow