I always loved the power, depth and elegance of black and white. The use of ink, unlike graphite for example, allows to get a very intense black and strong contrasts, giving the illustrations a unique expressive power. I draw illustrations and comics in black and white since I was a child, now I discovered the charm and impact of large format combined with an original technique.
The subjects of this (ongoing) series are pieces of design history and contemporary industrial aesthetics. Each of them expresses from time to time genius, irony, style, talent, simplicity, memory. I wanted to turn these objects into artworks: drawings are a magnification of each piece as a tribute to its elegance and personality.
My process is quite simple: I choose and photograph the subject, draw the outlines in pencil and then meticulously reproduce it with thin technical black ink pens on rough grain paper, laying layers of ink in a repeating pattern of little circles. The result is a refined artwork with a strong individuality, both hyper-realistic and vibrant in a unique way.
All drawings are original, handmade one-of-a-kind pieces that take from 50 to 250 hours to be completed.
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