Jonathan Brechignac’s Painstakingly-Detailed Carpet Drawings

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Made to match the size of a Muslim prayer rug, Jonathan Brechignac’s detailed ballpoint-pen drawings of carpets become a sort of meditation unto themselves. But looking at their hypnotizing patterns can only be half as mesmerizing as creating them. Brechignac, who works predominantly as a commercial art director, fills up almost a square meter of paper with the minuscule marks of his Bic pen, drawing from Middle Eastern, Native American, French and Japanese art to craft his patterns. The series has gotten much acclaim in the Middle East: One of the drawings is in Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi’s private collection and The Carpets won the Fubiz Awards in 2012. The Blue Carpet is currently on view at the Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation in Brussels. Take a look at some of the work in the series below.

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