Kay Arne Kirkebø´s works range from minimalistic line drawings put in motion through animation, extremely detailed isotmetric drawings depicting labyrinth-like cityscapes and interiors and more humorous pencil drawings based upon observations of his surroundings, pop-culture and his own upbringing in a small-town.
Kirkebø also uses medium of books and zines as an output for his drawings, and his book ‘Walkthrough’ tells the story of a silent protagonists travel through a sterile landscape set in an unknown future.
Kay Arne find inspiration in videogames of the 90s where the players viewpoint often was isometric (UFO, Syndikate, SimCity), as well as classic sci-fi movies and literature.
The methods of technical drawing (engineering and architecture) has also had an important influence on the way he with his drawings. Here the drawings are made up through standards and rule sets, which is something Kirkebø also imposes in his own work processes. Repetition and slowness are recurring themes, both in the artistic expression and for the work process to Kirkebø.