These Drawings Give Off the Appearance of a Suspended Reality

By: Mishal Omar - Oct 3, 2016
References: henriquedefranca &
Known for his ability to create elaborate artwork out of nothing but pencil and paper, the Brazilian artist Henrique de Franca's newest pencil illustrations feature somber scenes.

The series of illustrations are not chaotic in their detail, but are intricate in the imagery they do have and are able to evoke a sense of melancholy in those using viewing them. Each of the scenes appear to be in a suspended reality, with houses and people carrying on their daily tasks in a world that seems to only partially exist. The faces of the people in these pencil illustrations are all blurred or obstructed -- if they exist at all.

These pencil drawings reveal an incomplete world in a time period that is difficult to determine, ensuring that people viewing them are unable to look away.