The work of the eBoy group perfectly captures the quote by Blake “As an illustrator you need to understand the human body – but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you’ve seen and what you imagine.” There use of pixels to create human figures shows there ability to understand the human body and then capture the delicate balance between what they see and what they imagine.
The eBoy group was founded in 1997 by Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital and began working with pixels as they believed it gave them the ability to making pictures only for the screen. They also say It’s the best way to get a really sharp and clean looking results and that handling pixels is fun and you are forced to simplify and abstract things, which is a big advantage of this technique.
This technique of abstracting and simplifying things shows that they have the ability to see past every day objects and to again find the balance between the real world and what they imagine. This can be see in their work with theirunique ability to create realistic facial feature using only pixels. There work on city scapes also shows this ability and how they can turn almost anything into a re creation using only pixels.
The work of Kai, Steffen and Svend at eBoy show there unique ability to see past what is put in front of them and to create art work that is a mixture of the real world and their imaginations. It is for this reason that there work does perfectly capture the quote of Blake.