Nannu Frankie

Pencil on Paper

59.4 x 84.1 cm


Art is frequently somehow perceived as a way of detachment from reality, but there are genres like Hyperrealism that question the relationship between illusion and reality. This artwork seeks to reveal character as well as superficial life-like appearance through the facial expression so that it generates an emotional impact, capturing the spirit of the subject. The work creates a physical presence through subtle lighting in pencil, where the attention to detail enhances our vision and understanding of the world. The focus on the elderly is chosen because they have a way of making you take a step back from your own life and validate what is meaningful.

In an art world that is becoming more technically advanced, traditional art meets technology where a projector is used directly onto the artwork, featuring a monochromatic high-speed video to play with one’s senses. The drawing itself merged with digital imagery is an attempt to immortalize his features forever.