CHRISTIAN FAUR
Granville, Ohio - United States



Original Artworks (2)

Christian Faur; 0s And 1s, 2005, Original Painting Encaustic, 48 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Encaustic work with vinal text...
Christian Faur
Original Encaustic Painting, 2005
48 x 24 inches (121.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Christian Faur; Reflections II, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 24 inches.
Christian Faur
Original Oil Painting, 2004
48 x 24 inches (121.9 x 61.0 cm)
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Artist Statement

My oil painting technique is unique in that I meticulously work the canvas, building layer upon layer of hand mixed oils and varnishes, achieving an astonishing degree of luminosity and intriguing brilliance. The novel use of stencils to impart detailed information, such as numeric patterns and text, lends a coldly mechanical feeling to my works while providing the vehicle for many of the metaphors that are present within each painting. The use of these stencils allows for an unusual control of the medium since the canvas can be impregnated with elaborate bits of information, an allegory to today’s information overflow. Once the oil paint is pushed through the mesh of the silkscreen, it is then scraped, blended, blurred and further manipulated to achieve the desired effect. The line between printmaking and fine painting is blurred as each layer is built upon the next. The product is a richly luminous surreal painting that evokes both contemplative thoughts and strong emotional responses.

I have been working with the encaustic material for a little over a year now. I have been drawn to the astonishingly organic texture and surface of the medium.

I think that painting is very much like solving a complicated mathematical problem, where each step logically and necessarily follows from the previous step, finally arriving at a solution. Ideally, an elegant one....

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