Wanna see some art that makes you say “Goodlawd!“? Chilean artist Carlos Zuniga creates detailed portraits and images by simply striking out names from phone book pages, with black ink. Sounds simple enough, but the results are awe-inspiring.
Zuniga is not the first artist to use phone books as a main medium for his art work. Artist Alex Queral has also been using them to carve his amazing celebrity portraits. However, Zuniga has developed his own artistic technique, which allows him to differentiate himself from everyone in the art world.
Asked how he came up with this unique way of creating detailed images, the South American artist says it all started with a project he did back in 2006, called The Origin of Species.
Inspired by the Ludovico technique used in the 1971 film the A Clockwork Orange, he began striking out every line of text from Charles Darwin’s book, The Origin of Species. Throughout the whole process, he couldn’t stop thinking about how to depict his ideas in a figurative way. Figurative representation had always been a great interest to him, but his drawing skills were lousy, and after eight years of taking classes, he felt frustrated.
Take a look at the extraordinary art work.