Surfing the Underground by Richard Heckert, is not, surprisingly, digital artwork. The drawings are created with Stabilo pens on color cardboard. The result, though, is an enticing discussion on digital era culture. Each work is full of different elements and details, and every picture is visually stimulating, with noticeable influences that range from Picasso’s Guernica to modern graffiti. In the words of Nam June Paik, “Cybernated art is very important, but art for cybernated life is even more important, and the latter need not be cybernated.” 

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Richard Heckert was born in 1973 in Essen, Germany. He studied Industrial Design in Wuppertal, Germany and received his diploma in 2005. He is currently a freelance artist, draftsman and graphic artist and all of his work are done with Stabilo pens and ballpoint pens on cardboard.