WK Interact was born in 1969 in Caen, France. He has lived and worked in New York since the early 1990s. WK is interested with the human body in motion, his paintings of figures frozen in a flight of movement reflects this infatuation. The artist’s unique process involves a technique of twisting an original drawing or photograph while it’s being photocopied, resulting in the monochromatic palette and streamlined moment-in-time appearance of his finished work. WK site-determines his placements by finding an appropriate location first, then his imagery is chosen specifically with a concern for encounters in an urban environment or “interactions” (as the artist indicates in his pseudonym). In the late 1990s his images began appearing on building facades in downtown Manhattan, complimenting the constant stir of bodies and the perpetual motion of contemporary urban life in the fast-paced city.
I have always gravitated towards the art world. My mother was a painter so I was around it from an early age. At one time I thought I would be a Curator. During this period I was going to tons of gallery events and met this Parisian artist in NYC. WK and I built an unexpected friendship. I would go visit him in his studio in Soho and we would discuss life and art. Meeting and working with WK I found a freedom in myself I never knew I had. I started to develop my voice during this time. Every part of NY has developed the person that I am today and I am proud of this collaboration. This was my only encounter with Italy and hopefully it will not be my last. I am forever grateful to be part of a body of work for such a legendary artist.
Check out more of his work here: https://wkinteract.com