Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn

Category: Art Published on 26 Nov, 2012 Tags: , ,
1-portraits-drawn-on-maps-by-ed-fairburn

Artist Ed Fairburn‘s Maps series turns road and subway maps into amazing canvases for his ink and pencil portraits. The artist utilizes the multicolored, patterned surface of each map to echo the complex forms of the human face through a careful study of the physical attributes of the terrain and the features of chosen subjects.

Fairburn says, “Emphasis is placed on the ‘fragmented’ texture of the skin, a process which has encouraged my work to evolve from its occupation of plain paper to the potential occupation of other, pre-fragmented or pre-patterned surfaces.”

(Click images for full size photos)

images courtesy of Ed Fairburn

Recommended:

ABSOLUT UNIQUE
Sloping House by Atelier 37.2
Dalston House installation by Leandro Erlich
Specimen Series by Do-Ho Suh
Prune Nourry's Terracotta Daughters Installation Reflects Upon Gender Preference in China
DISQUIET: Kate MccGwire solo exhibition in Paris
Realistic Ceramic Sculptures of Inflatable Plastic Toys by Brett Kern
Tools of Study: Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo
Ian Strange's Landed installation at 2014 Adelaide Biennial
ARCHI_PORTRAIT by Federico Babina
"Reflection Field" installation by Phillip K. Smith III
Artist Creates Living Replica of Van Gogh's Ear
Social Pool by Alfredo Barsuglia
La Cage aux Folles installation by Warren Techentin Architecture
Taumascopio by Mattia Paco Rizzi + Jessica Bergstein-Collay
A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps by Sebastian Errazuriz
Mark Reigelman installs a Giant Nest Chair in Monterrey, Mexico
The Cloud installation by Bea & Mecha Palacio
Loop.pH re-creates the cosmos inside a 9M sphere inflated
Waterlicht installation by Daan Roosegaarde

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


4 + = thirteen

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work