jonathan bréchignac draws painstakingly detailed carpets with ball-point pens
 
jonathan bréchignac draws painstakingly detailed carpets with ball-point pens jonathan bréchignac draws painstakingly detailed carpets with ball-point pens
sep 29, 2015

jonathan bréchignac draws painstakingly detailed carpets with ball-point pens

jonathan bréchignac draws painstakingly detailed carpets with ball-point pens
(above) carpet #6 / blue ball-point pen and UV ink on paper
all images courtesy of jonathan bréchignac

 

 

 

paris-based artist jonathan bréchignac has drawn ‘the carpets‘ series using only ball-point pens. made to fit the size of muslim prayer rugs, each of the pieces take several months to complete, with painstaking detail exploring various motifs and patterns — from QR codes to religious iconography. the illustrated rugs are informed by different types of art, such as oriental, pre-columbian, gothic, japanese, native american, military camouflage and animal patterns. together, they create a mix of civilizations and religions that bring forth a new meaning and interpretation.

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detail of carpet #6

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carpet #8 / blue ballpoint pencils, marker, pyrography and UV ink on paper

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detail of carpet #8

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carpet #7 / blue, black ball-point pens, blue ink and colored pencils on paper

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detail of carpet #7

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carpet #5 / blue, black ball-point pens and colored pencils on paper

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carpet #1 / black ball-point pen on paper

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detail of carpet #1

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carpet #3 / black ball-point pen on paper

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carpet #4 / black ball-point pen on paper

 

  • Wow. These are really beautiful drawings! Having seen many rugs being hand-knotted in person, I can tell you they require a staggering level of skill, patience and time to create— attributes I’m sure that also came into play when drawing them at this level of detail! Well done 🙂

    Erin, Floorplan Rugs says:

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