Barry Kite is a collage artist who is pretty old school, but his artwork is as cutting edge as the Exacto knife he uses to cut the classic and quirky images that he uses to create his collages. Kite doesn’t use Photoshop; he might re-size images on his laser printer, then hand-embellish each and finally hand-finishes each piece of work. He needs to cut, paste and even bleed his own work. He is not a 'techie'; he needs to feel paper. Kite’s studio was named Aberrant Art because an "A" word would keep him near the top of any list he would be part of doing numerous arts shows and exhibits with lots of other artists competing for attention. Even though he is currently in his sixties, he continues to create his Aberrant Art, finding huge success with posters, greeting cards, mouse pads, T-shirts calendars, and even jigsaw puzzles.
And whether you know it or not, you must have certainly seen a Kite creation somewhere. Kite has even published his own line of note cards under Aberrant Art since 1992. Kite has run with it! Summing up the edgy and appealing nature of his work, Kite says he’s not copying images to make money. These images are fair game and are within the collective consciousness. His work is not to make money but to make a point. It makes people to think as it plays with their perception of well-known art. He manipulates the concept, and on one level, the original art ceases to exist.