Erik Jensen, a native Utahn, has always embraced art. Studying art in college and teaching high school art classes was only the beginning. Jensen started computer key art as a business in 2017. Living in a technological world, everything we see is pixelated. When we remember things, we are remembering mental pictures, which in turn is really the pixelation, rather than the piece itself. Think, why do so many people love the Mona Lisa but haven’t seen the real painting with their own eyes? Jensen grasps this concept by creating pixel pieces that send literal messages; each piece becomes a journal entry. Recycled keyboards are collected, keys are popped off, color sorted, washed, and some dyed. Each key has its own personality expressed by shape, color, depth, etc. Placing these keys together gives a pixelated beauty from the front and a mesmerizing texture up close and on the side.
Erik's ArtPrize Entries
These are Erik's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Erik's Past Work
These are images of past work that Erik has done.