The images are connected through color palette — the high contrast of primary colors, the muted top notes of each. The illustrations share the concept of birth, rebirth — the discovery of the future-self via automation. These pieces by artist Kenva are not a collection of works in the traditional sense, but a series of cinematic moments drunk on the magic and possibility of science-fiction.
In Birth, Kenva crafts an industrial other-world of conduit and steel — both visually practical and emotionally cosmic. At its center, a hairless figure floats in a tube glowing fluid. In his exploration of creation through artificial means, each moment of the process is devoid of life. The vast interiors are faceless — nothing there to assist in the manufacturing of a being.
The future Kenva creates is one focused on the harnessing of technology to not better humanity, but to better technology itself. This distinction gives the machinery purpose, a voice. The apparatuses are the main characters across these pieces, evolving something greater than itself.