Christian Faur - a new way of drawing with pencil


 Christian Faur Crayons

Many children start painting with wax stick, also known as crayons. The ancient memories of Christian Faur are connected to this material and perhaps that's the reason why he still uses it to make art. However he doesn't do it just scratching out on paper. Instead of it, he arranges hundreds or thousands of pencils with different colors in a vertical position inside wooden frames. Then the extremities of the pencils become pixels composing images at a determined distance.

The play of colors is subtle and meticulous, conferring a photographic realism to the figures -- above all, they represent portraits of people and children. The artist justifies it as an echo of his youth. The pencils' tridimensionality makes non-static images which start to modify their appearance as our look starts to move until disappear as we get too close. And then we perceived they are, in act, pencils. Drawing with pencils like that wins originality and, literally, depth.

Through the images, some pixels with lively colors, which evoke the ADN code, have hidden and decipherable messages written in a chromatic alphabetic code whose the author is Christian Faur.

 Christian Faur Crayons

 Christian Faur Crayons

 Christian Faur Crayons

 Christian Faur Crayons

 Christian Faur Crayons

 Christian Faur Crayons

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