Apr 18, 2014

Fine Art Friday: Ed Fairburn - "Map Portraits"

Welsh artist Ed Fairburn creates unique portraits that integrate the topography of antique maps with human facial features, creating a densely detailed and multi-layered portrait of the subject that seems to speak volumes about a person's individual story and backgrounds. I have seen many people try to use maps as an interesting background for image making, but rarely have I seem the incorporation of roads, rivers and other topographic elements to create a sort-of circulatory system for faces and bodies drawn on top of the maps surface. Fairburn is having his first american show in Denver, Colorado and will hopefully gain some new fans stateside for his work heavy images. More pics after the jump.


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