Explore the Pioneering Digital Art of Walter Paul Bebirian

With a decades-long practice, the artist has created an archive of thousands of digital artworks known as the Volord Kingdom Art Collection.

Walter Paul Bebirian, 9-24-2008abc #1. Courtesy of the Volord Kingdom Art Collection, New York.

Artist Walter Paul Bebirian was born into a creative home. A native New Yorker, his early exposure to art was informed by his mother, also an artist, and through school play set designs and drawing, as well as an early gift of a Brownie camera, which would set him on a course to pursue art full-time. Though his early career saw him working in the field of broadcast news, influenced by his uncle’s work at ABC Television, he began experimenting with then-burgeoning technologies along with a continued interest in photography. Bebirian soon began creating digital artworks, as the medium offered both an element of immediacy and the ability to tailor works—single files could be altered by color, shape, and format without having to always start from scratch. Additionally, it provided to be a platform from which he could explore information and data from both technological and artistic perspectives, with mathematics informing many of his works.

To date, Bebirian has created hundreds of thousands of digital pieces, which ultimately inspired him to create the Volord Kingdom Art Collection—the name of which was inspired by a desire to create and rule a proverbial creative kingdom, featuring the fruits of his artistic labor that could be both archived as well as shared with the world. The collection is comprised of photographs, abstractions, and image collages, each of which reflect a moment, memory, or idea of the artist and its influence on his practice.

Despite being digitally based, Bebirian’s metaphoric “artistic hand” is evident in each of his works. Some pieces depict dizzying and repetitious technicolor patterns and others can be seen more akin to documentary photography, together the kingdom offers a comprehensive look into the artists creative vision as well as process over the decades. Each work is a glimpse into a moment of Bebirian’s life and practice, and together the collection highlights the overarching aesthetic and evolution of approach in the field of digital art.

Walter Paul Bebirian, 6-28-2008f (n.d.)

Walter Paul Bebirian, 6-28-2008f (n.d.). Courtesy of the Volord Kingdom Art Collection, New York.

Walter Paul Bebirian, 2-18-2011gabcdefghijklmno (n.d.)

Walter Paul Bebirian, 2-18-2011gabcdefghijklmno (n.d.). Courtesy of the Volord Kingdom Art Collection, New York.

Walter Paul Bebirian, 2-18-2011gabcdefghijklmno (n.d.). Courtesy of the Volord Kingdom Art Collection, New York.

Walter Paul Bebirian, 3-26-2011eabcdefgh (n.d.)

Walter Paul Bebirian, 3-26-2011eabcdefgh (n.d.). Courtesy of the Volord Kingdom Art Collection, New York.

Walter Paul Bebirian, 2-3-2012abcdefghijklmnop (n.d.)

Walter Paul Bebirian, 2-3-2012abcdefghijklmnop (n.d.). Courtesy of the Volord Kingdom Art Collection, New York.

 

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