Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Take a look: Christian Faur, crayon portraits

These portraits remind me a lot of Seurat's pointillism paintings. I think it is so amazing that this image can be constructed of multiple solid dots- no blending, no lines. There is such depth to the faces it is just incredible. Christian Faur, the artist, uses found objects and materials that already exist in nature in a lot of his work. When discussing this series he states:

Because of the three-dimensional nature of the crayons, the individual surface images appear to change form as one moves about the gallery space. The images completely disappear when viewed from close up, allowing one to read the horizontally sequenced crayon text and to take in the beautifully colored crayon tips -- all the while being reminded of that first box of crayons.

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