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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,Design,Gallery | No Comments

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Created for Wallpaper’s [1] ‘Handmade issue’ [2], these fun portraits [3] 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 [4]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 [5] 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’ [6] 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’ [7] airport city feature.

+ Kyle Bean [8]

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URLs in this post:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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