December 15, 2012

Christopher Farr drawings

Hey all.  I went by Christopher Farr’s lovely shop on La Cienega today to see a group of drawings recently completed by the man himself.  I was completely entranced by the intricate patterns and rhythms of each piece.  Mr. Farr uses inexpensive paper he sourced after seeing wrapped around a purchase at Crate & Barrel(love that!) so he can work freely and experiment without hesitation.   Arte Povera in action!  He begins with black ink (in most cases) and an object (sometimes a broken paintbrush or a rubber stamp) and works his way across and around the paper, feeling his way through, allowing the designs to take shape without a preconceived plan.  Some of the paintings are done in a “single breath” – the object is dipping into the ink and the drawing begins.  Once the ink is gone, the drawing is complete.  These pieces invite you into the process and entice you to stay a while and explore.  I suggest you do!  The drawings will be up at his gallery until they are sold out so I would go soon (because at prices starting at $750, I plan on snagging a few for gifts or maybe, just for me).  Take a look and enjoy!

I couldn’t quite get the shot here and then I realized I was capturing Chris.  A portrait of sorts…

Comments (2)

  1. November, 30
    Anne said...
    Love this kind of art - thanks for posting.
  2. November, 30
    Molly Luetkemeyer said...
    me too!  my pleasure...

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