Singapore artist recreates masterpieces of thousands of brush strokes with one single line
Baku, October 25 (AZERTAC). Thousands of brush strokes went into the original masterpieces, but one artist has reproduced some of the world`s most famous paintings with just one line. Designer Chan Hwee Chong creates spiral illustrations inspired by some of the most popular masterpieces in history. The Singaporean artist`s work is so precise that if he makes a single mistake he starts all over again. He has recreated Leonardo da Vinci`s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh`s self-portrait and Johannes Vermeer`s the Girl with the Pearl Earring in his own unique style. The 33-year-old father-of-two said: `Essentially, the brief was to show the precision and control of the pens.
`Right from start, we asked ourselves, how can we showcase "precision and control" without relying on visual puns? `Is there an idea that can bring to life the promise of these pens in a simple, powerful way? `Inspired by line-art drawings, we thought we could demonstrate "precision and control" in a simple idea that involved only one single line.` He likened putting together the spectacular drawings with a spider spinning a web. Mr Hwee Chong added: `It wasn`t as easy as we thought. We went through many rounds of trial and error, painstaking drawing the masterpieces in one controlled line, by hand. `As you can imagine, every mistake meant we need to start all over again. This project not only involved skill but lots of resilience and patience, much like a spider spinning its web.` The Singaporean is an art director at German design studio Kolle Robbe in Hamburg. He was commissioned to create the pieces by pen maker Faber and Castell to show off their artist pens. In his spare time he works making installation art and on graphic design. `At work, I deal mainly with art direction and ideas. Outside of work I like playing.