Christian Faur

Posted by Fabio 10 December 2010

Christian Faur painstakingly casts hundreds, even thousands of encaustic crayons to create his ‘pointillist’ portraits based on vintage photographs from the 1930’s. By using the pointed ends of the variously colored crayons to make the features and color modulations in the faces and backgrounds, the works look from afar pixilated and contemporary. Close up, a matrix of colors emerge, as the identity, which is lost to begin with, is completely lost.