Monday, March 28, 2011

Juan Francisco Casas

At first glance, you might think these works of art are photographs. Surprisingly, they are not.

It is hard to believe, but these are drawings done by a ballpoint pen! Make note of the detail!

Casas was inspired for the idea three years ago by pictures he took of friends from wild nights out. He recaptures the images onto canvases measuring up to 10 feet-- using exclusively blue Bic ballpoint pens.

Casas has a B.A., M.F.A. and PhD from the University of Granada in Spain. His work has been featured in long lists of exhibits, books, magazines, and collections worldwide. 
His style is not limited to ballpoint pen, either. Casas is also a contemporary painter.

To see more images of his drawings and paintings and read his credentials visit his website here
** Make sure you switch your language from Spanish to English in the top right corner!

Aren't these insanely awesome?

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