Injectkid is a digital artist based in London, UK, known for pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology. Drawing inspiration from the fusion of literature and human interaction with technology, his work often delves into themes like hacking culture and societal perspectives. Beyond his solo endeavors, Injectkid has ventured into collaborations that amplify his distinct style. Balancing a dynamic routine, he begins his day with energy-boosting workouts, followed by immersing himself in digital exploration and refining his projects, embodying a creative lifestyle that embraces innovation and collaboration
NFT Granny: “Dear injectkid, thank you so much for taking the time. As the NFT Granny, I’ve come across many unique artist descriptions, but yours stands out. You refer to yourself as a “Hacker Artist.” Could you elaborate on what that entails?”
Injectkid: My journey began in the world of cybersecurity, where I honed my skills as an ethical hacker. As I transitioned into cryptoart, I integrated my knowledge of hacking culture into my works. So, my identity as a hacker artist is a testament to my past and present.
How did you first become interested in art, and how did you get started with it yourself?
Injectkid: I’ve had a passion for art since childhood. During high school, I frequently doodled in my workbooks, experimented with canvases, and explored various painting techniques. My first digital artworks were created using software called Dogwaffle, dating back to the early 2000s. Additionally, my previous career revolved around ethical hacking, tinkering, and uncovering vulnerabilities. I left my role as a pentester in 2021 and now occasionally engage in bug bounty programs. However, my true calling seems to lie in the world of crypto art, because I love it.
Could you tell us more about the story of your work “WE LEAVE OUR WINDOWS OPEN”?
Injectkid: I typically leave it up to the audience to interpret the message or significance conveyed by my artworks. The majority of my pieces are connected to themes like hacking culture, anti-government sentiments, and anti-banking perspectives.
This particular artwork delves predominantly into the realm of hacking culture. It centers on the idea that even in systems such as software, crypto exchanges, and banking institutions, no matter how robust their security measures may appear, there always exists a potential vulnerability. This vulnerability can arise from either human errors or flaws within the systems themselves. In certain cases, certain institutions may not even make an effort to implement an additional layer of security on their platforms, essentially inviting people to hack with open arms.
Which of your artworks are you most proud of?
Injectkid: This question is quite challenging to address because I like them all. However, if I were to pick one, I’d say ‘obedient workers’ resonates with me. It reflects the realities of both real life (IRL) and the evolving web3 landscape. In some instances, individuals in positions of authority, who are generally trusted, may appear diligent but are actually quite lazy or just putting up a facade of assistance without genuine commitment.
Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?
Injectkid: There are so many. Definitely XCOPY who is a legend in the space, Kevin Abosch a pioneer in cryptoart, Ripcache I would love to do an on-chain collab, the list would go on. But the simple answer is yes.
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans of upcoming projects?
Injectkid: I prefer not to divulge too many details at this moment. I have a few collaborations brewing, and I’m set to unveil a project called ‘NON MALICIOUS INTENT,’ which is a Limited Edition of 100 copies. Additionally, I’m currently involved in creating on-chain artworks and hopefully there will be more to come.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration?
Injectkid: My inspiration typically comes from the intersection of literature and human interaction with technology. There are a select few artists whom I deeply admire for the profound influence they’ve had on my own work. Rashid Johnson, Richard Hambleton, and Banksy stand out as noteworthy figures who have profoundly impacted my creative endeavors. While Rashid Johnson and Hambleton infuse their works with a sense of chaos, Banksy masterfully instills simplicity with profound depth and meaning.
Do you remember the first time you heard about NFT Art?
Injectkid: Yes, indeed. I first came across NFTs in early 2021 when Nifty Gateway began regularly releasing NFTs with hype drops every day. I started collecting within my budget, and I’ve been involved in the space ever since.
How do you enjoy the NFT Art you have collected? Do you have a way to display it for example at home?
Injectkid: I just let them gather dust in my wallet and don’t showcase them at the moment 🙂 Although this could change in the near future.
What would be your biggest wish for the NFT Art scene? What is currently missing / not fully developed to reach full potential out of it?
Injectkid: Enhanced security is crucial, especially considering that even tech-savvy individuals are falling victim to scams. Getting our grandparents onboarded seems like a longshot. Additionally, I would like to see greater decentralization. This would empower creators by granting them increased autonomy over the platforms.
What is the most disturbing thing when it comes to NFTs and cryptoart in your opinion?
Injectkid: SCAMMERS! They’re not just robbing, They’re FUDing the whole space.
We would really like to know, where do you see the NFT Art scene in the future?
Injectkid: I believe NFT art is shifting its focus towards the appreciation of art, the artist, and the joy of collecting, rather than being driven solely by the pursuit of quick profits through gambling-like speculation.
Which tools do you use to create your art?
Injectkid: I enjoy experimenting with various tools and software, constantly learning new skills. However, my primary choices are Procreate and Photoshop.
What does a typical day for you look like, and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT
Injectkid: On a typical day, I wake up at 7 am, do a HIIT workout, and by 8, I get my kids ready for school. Then I head to my office, catch up on my socials, read various blogs, newsletters, and news articles. Additionally, I jot down any creative ideas that come to mind throughout the day on the notes app. I allocate a portion of my day to working on various projects, although not all of them receive public attention. I also ensure that I stay current with new software developments, often experimenting through trial and error, tinkering with things and sometimes even breaking them, if you know what I mean. This is generally my usual daily routine, unless there’s something else planned
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Injectkid: “Don’t be afraid to ask for help“ by Rashid Johnson
Just like BEEPLE was asked a lot questions to PAK about NFT’s.
Is there something aside from art or NFTs you collect?
Injectkid: I’ve been collecting random things since childhood, currently I’m collecting Pokemon cards, Football and Basketball cards.
- Full Name: injectkid
Current hometown: London, UK
Your first job: Ethical Hacker