With his bubble-helmeted characters and technicolor landscapes, Alex Kiessling’s interest in science fiction becomes readily apparent when viewing his body of large-scale, acrylic paintings. But the artist’s fascination with cyborgs goes deeper than his subject matter. Earlier this year, he executed the project “Long Distance,” where he had industrial robots in London and Berlin copy his drawing in real time as he drew with infrared censors connected to his pen in Vienna. Similarly, Kiessling’s paintings fuse human with machine, inviting viewers to imagine the next steps of technological evolution. Take a look at a video of “Long Distance” and Kiessling’s recent paintings below.