Artist Spotlight: Joe Fenton
Does the size of a piece of art elevate its merit? London-based artist Joe Fenton thinks so. “I don’t really consider myself to be an illustrator,” he says. “The size of my work puts them into a different category all together. What that is I’m not quite sure.” Fenton’s work certainly is large, if not bordering on humongous. Fenton works with mostly graphite and ink to create large detailed pieces that are stunningly imaginative. His preference for large pieces mean that his works take months to finish. His 2011 piece The Lullaby took him two months to complete, a process he kept documented in a time-lapse video. Some of his other pieces took even longer (Solitude took ten months to complete). His works are currently being exhibited at Toronto’s Gallery House. For us non-Canadians, you can view more of his portfolio on his Behance or Facebook page.