New ideas do exist- right on the surface

Today I came across an artist who has pressed against the conventional box of surface media by reaching into his Crayola box. Christian Faur has created a new media surface from the tools we have used since childhood; he creates intricate portraits using crayons side by side, standing up on end. Faur’s use of surface is quite novel–I’ve not seen anything like it.  It seems to draw inspiration from two French artists from the 1800s and early 1900s:  Georges-Pierre Seurat’s  Pointillism , and Marcel Duchamp’s idea of ‘found object’ art. Enjoy!

~ by stratam on March 12, 2009.

One Response to “New ideas do exist- right on the surface”

  1. this is phenomenal. it almost doesn’t look real. and i completely agree with your title. new ideas DO exist, it really irritates me when people say that everything has been done before.

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