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Iconic Portraits Formed by Clusters of Tiny People

Starting his creative career as a street artist, Craig Alan developed his portraiture skills while earning a living to further fund his artistic pursuits. Since that point, the artist has been honing in on his craft and creating something more than your average portrait. He represents people as an amalgam of other people. The artist's portfolio boasts a series of inventive portraits of iconic figures whose visage appears to be composed of tiny pixels. Upon closer inspection, the spectator can see that the pixels are, in fact, people.

Though the interpretation is left up to the viewer, there is clearly a link between pop culture or historical idols and the general public. Perhaps these tiny bodies represent the fans that make the actors and pop stars the powerful forces that they are or maybe it alludes to the fact that we are all connected. Whatever the case may be, the portraits are brilliantly executed, utilizing every minute figure and his/her shadow to represent the entity.

Craig Alan on Vinings Gallery
via [Ruines Humaines]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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