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Kyle Bean’s Life-Like Portraits are Made Entirely Out of Pencil Shavings

Posted By Helen Morgan On July 16, 2011 @ 11:00 am In Art,gallery | No Comments

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Created for Wallpaper’s [5] ‘Handmade issue’ [6], these fun portraits [7] are depictions of the contributors to the edition, and portray their subtle impressions with just a few precisely placed layers of pencil shavings. Each textured portrait is formed using a different pencil crayon, where amazingly one single color creates an effect with significant depth.

An original use for an otherwise redundant material, Bean shows how great artwork [8]can be formed from even the most unusual waste!

This is not the first time the Brighton-based artist has created fun and inspired work with waste materials. Bean’s Chicken made from eggshells [9] is a great response to the time-old ‘What came first?’ debate. His other works also hold to an environmental slant, like his amazing ‘Unmade’ [10] animation which shows pencils growing into a tree (as opposed to being made from it), and a model town shaped as an airplane for his ‘Aerotropolis’ [11] airport city feature.

+ Kyle Bean [12]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Kyle Bean: http://www.kylebean.co.uk

[2] unusual series of portraits: http://www.kylebean.co.uk/portfolio/#pencilshavingportraits

[3] variations of tone: http://inhabitat.com/guerilla-street-art-amazing-scratched-building-portraits/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/kyle-beans-life-like-portraits-are-made-entirely-out-of-pencil-shavings/pencil-shaving-art-2/?extend=1

[5] Wallpaper’s: http://www.wallpaper.com/

[6] ‘Handmade issue’: http://www.wallpaper.com/handmade/2011

[7] fun portraits: http://inhabitat.com/samuel-price-dog-portraits/

[8] great artwork : http://inhabitat.com/elaborate-iconic-portraits-give-junk-mail-a-second-life/

[9] Chicken made from eggshells: http://www.kylebean.co.uk/portfolio/#whatcamefirst

[10] ‘Unmade’: http://www.kylebean.co.uk/portfolio/#unmade

[11] ‘Aerotropolis’: http://www.kylebean.co.uk/portfolio/#aerotropolis

[12] + Kyle Bean: http://www.kylebean.co.uk/

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