20 x 20 cm
Human hair stitched on synthetic silk
2006 - 2008
« Hair: those growing on a person's head » (Le petit Robert)
This is a drawing series using hair as the raw material of a series of male portraits. Carlos Franklin has reproduced from anonymous male pictures found on Internet and hairstyle magazines, a series of intricate portraits. They form a picture set, whose link is unknown to us, apart from that their composition is from hair. Fixed in a troubling static, these capillary portraits give a high status of the craft of stitching.
Extrait of the exhibition text by Richard Neyroud