Sum is the name of a body of work by artist and curator Bob Bicknell-Knight concerning time and the addictive nature of the bright, lucid light of your phone screen, usually in the early hours of the morning.

The series is named after David Eagleman’s short story of the same name that explores how, when you die, you’ll experience all of the events from your life in different sections, grouped together by their similar qualities. You might spend two hundred consecutive days showering, whilst only fifteen hours will be spent writing your signature.

The paintings in the series are his own way of coming to terms with how long he spends meaninglessly scrolling through his phone, obsessing over pointless social media trends and the minutiae of other people’s lives.

The larger canvases are accompanied by reduced versions exhibited in 3D printed frames without a perimeter, exposing the inner workings of the structure.

Sum, 2021

Ink and acrylic on canvas

60 x 80 x 2 cm

Unique

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Missing, 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 x 2 cm
Unique

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1181 Days, 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas
60 x 90 x 2 cm
Unique

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And So It Goes, 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas
140 x 140 x 2 cm
Unique

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24/7, 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 x 2 cm
Unique

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6240 Seconds, 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 x 2 cm
Unique

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Snooze, 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas
60 x 80 x 2 cm
Unique

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24/7 (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

24_7 (Mini)_2021_Side_On_24.4_x_26.4_x_2.5cm_Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

24/7 (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

24_7 (Mini)_2021_24.4_x_26.4_x_2.5cm_Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

Missing (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

Missing_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

6240 seconds (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

6240 seconds (Mini)_Side On_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

6240 seconds (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

6240 seconds (Mini)_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

Snooze (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

Snooze (Mini)_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

Download (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

Download (Mini)_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

1181 Days (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

1181_Days (Mini)_Side On_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg

 

1181 Days (Reduced), 2021
Ink and acrylic on canvas, laminated strand lumber, 3D printed marble PLA plastic
24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm (framed)
Unique

1181_Days (Mini)_24.4 x 26.4 x 2.5cm _Bob_Bicknell_Knight.jpg