Have you ever felt lost in the crowd, a nameless face wandering in the masses? Well, Brazilian artist Guilherme Kramer decided to eliminate those feelings of loneliness by giving each nameless face that he saw proper recognition. Across the course of one year, Kramer was inspired to draw the faces that he saw in his daily life onto a giant blank wall of an office in So Paulo, Brazil. The piece, entitled We See People In the Crowd, grew face-by-face until the wall was completely covered.
Kramer’s extremely detailed black ink line drawings give character and identity to each person within the massive crowd. He says, “I have no idea what will be my next theme or drawing. The only thing I know is when I’m going to finish, I want to do more and more.” Viewers are encouraged to spend time exploring the individual faces and the qualities that Kramer gives to them. Facial hair, droopy eyelids, expressive smiles, his illustrations acknowledge individuals and recognize the infinite personalities that surround us every day.