What happens when fashion meets biro? You get fashion at the tip of your fingers, literally. Meet James Mylne. Not only has he been creating artworks using ballpoint pens for fifteen years, his works also often take hundreds of hours to complete. Mylne specialises in the creation of photo-realistic and abstract art. He completed an MA from art college in 2006 and since then things have only gotten better for this talented artist. Using ballpoint is no mean feat, not only is it incredibly difficult to create anything other than a blurry mess (trust me I’ve tried), it is also a very unforgiving medium; mistakes mean starting from scratch, the biro gives no second chances. So why use the biro? ‘I use ballpoints, not only for the precision and distinct contrast its capable of, but as you cant make a mistake- it forces a certain focus of mind that feels a bit like meditation’. Mylnes’ work was showcased at the Rook and Raven Gallery for the ‘Vintage Vogue‘ exhibition which, ends on 30th October.
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