Artists working with the face and figure……French crayon artist Christian Faur….

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Some works of the artist use as many as 20,000 crayons that the artist made himself.

on line and land based galleries: Kim Foster Gallery in New York City.

Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery in New York City.

Sorry! I was unable to find price quotes about the artist.

This artist was born in New York in 1968.   He is known for his work which represent three dimensional pointillism.  He first casts his own crayons, then cuts and glues them to a board. The artist now lives and works out of Ohio.

This clip from 2011 shows the artist giving a talk at the Sherrie  Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

Another clip this time from a Kim Foster Gallery in a New York City Gallery.

The artist in a time lapse video working on a crayon piece that took many days to finish, finished here in less than one minute’s time.

Another interesting note by the artist and part of his style is to include text in his works. He first wrote out the alphabet. He then assigned colors to each letter. As a result he cleverly inserts funny thoughts or observations on top of the work. The letters are made to stand out as they are bathing in color where as the background is more colorless and sepia toned. Similar to a photo from the mid 1800s.

In talking about what inspires the artist to work with crayons he gets excited to work just to use the sharp crayon and have fun with colors such as periwinkle or carnation pink. Colors you most likely wouldn’t be able to find in oils.  His style reminds me of when I was a kid and a great electronic artist toy was out to rival the etch-a-sketch called the light bright. I can’t recall having any sepia colors, but it came with pre planned drawings to add lights to and make the art really stand out.

He developed his own technique for casting crayons. I look forward to the day when I can view one Faur’s paintings in person. Up close very random and abstract. Maybe similar to a Chuck Close piece. The artist is gaining a world wife reputation from his artistic talents.



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