Christian Faur creates incredible art with crayons. But he doesn’t use them to draw, he does something much cleverer with them.
American artist Christian Faur, who hails from Ohio, uses thousands of coloured crayons to create his masterpieces that resemble pixellated pictures.
On his website Christian explains the motivation behind his freaky art.
My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons. I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons: the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully colored tips, everything still perfect and unused. Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain. Through a novel technique that I have developed, I again find myself working with the familiar form of the crayon.
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.
Faur makes his amazing art by first choosing an image, scanning it into a computer and then breaking down the image into individual coloured blocks. Four then creates a grid so he wok out exactly where he has to place each crayon.The result are intricate freaky pieces of art.