Map Portraits

UK illustrator Ed Fairburn’s approach to portraiture is really something special. His mostly figurative work through painting and drawing is only accentuated through his keen eye for patterns. His ongoing series of map portraits are simply fantastic, using all sorts of maps as a basis for each piece. Fairburn explains, “I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines. The work I produce is largely self-directed, allowing me to explore a wealth of ideas and concepts which need to be realised.” And what a wealth of taken he possesses.


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