“The New Mothers” | charcoal & graphite on paper, 2.5 x 1.8 cm | 2018
Based on a photograph by Sally Mann (“Immediate Family“, 2014 reissue by Aperture).
“Working on this drawing gave me more peace and solitude I could have ever hoped for. A strong focus on every single stroke of a pencil can make the world disappear. I knew that all along but with this tiny picture the feeling was so much stronger – an amazing experience.”
“Lukas Fambri” by Mike Büchel | oil on copper, 36 x 43 cm | 2018.
“Such an honor to be painted by another greatly gifted artist and friend. My request that he should partially destroy the finished painting is a topic I will discuss in a future entry. Until then I remain thankful to you friend.“
“10:00am at Asylum1101. I had to stop painting for a moment because the scenery was too beautiful to ignore.“
“Nero’s Failure” | DSLR Photograph, 20 x 20 cm | 2018.
“Drawing cloth is sometimes more important than drawing skin.“
“Near the border to every other human being.“
“A manifestation of potential greatness touched by sunlight.“
“A masterful photographer by the name of Sally Mann once captured a stunning and beautiful moment in time. One day I will show her this drawing of that moment and ask for forgiveness for my hubris and failure to recreate it.“
“It is always an enchanting sight to see when the sun reaches my drawings, even when it is only one small ray of light who bravely fights his way trough dust and silence.“
“Homage to Maude” | charcoal / graphite & contè on paper, 21 x 29 cm | 2018.
Portrait of Maude Adams in charcoal, contè & graphite, housed in an antique Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) frame is currently on display at the 2018 international art fair “ART Innsbruck” in Austria.
Untitled Drawing °VII | charcoal & graphite on paper, 16 x 25 cm | 2018.
“The Conjuration Of Winters Cold” | DSLR Photograph, 12 x 12 cm | 2017.
“All my friends gathered together, a beautiful coven.“
“Surrounded by darkness, alone and forgotten. A gifted one and yet poorer than most.“
“So there I was – taking a photograph of my portrait displayed at an exhibition yesterday when this old man suddenly walked right past it. I’m still amazed by his appearance and demeanor.“
“People often wonder how I draw. Here is a brief example of my general approach towards graphite and coal drawing – (1) template coal, graphite and chalk sketch, (2) a graphite shading pass and (3) a coal shading pass. The template sketch is a separate drawing altogether and serves as a guide in the drawing process.“
“At Asylum1101 studio – 9:00pm.“
“At Asylum1101 studio – photos taken by the lovely Ms. A.“
Untitled | charcoal & graphite on paper, 29 x 21 cm | 2016
Unfinished charcoal, graphite & contè portrait
from Mr. Fambri’s “Facets” series.
“Hamilton Reinterpreted 1” | sanguine chalk & graphite on paper, 22 x 30 cm | 2017
Sketch in red chalk (sanguine) and graphite. This study is part of an upcoming 12 part series showcasing Mr. Fambri’s interpretation of David Hamilton’s 1995 photography and poetry book titled “The Age of Innocence”.
“A couple of years ago I dismissed the idea of photography supplementing my artistic work in a rather elitist fashion. Drawing requires real skill, pushing a button doesn’t. A lot has changed since then to say the least.“
“For in its innermost depths youth is lonelier than old age.“
– Anne Frank –
“The Panic Of Mr. Doe” | Canvas, 110 x 110 cm
“It’s like a prison, a beautiful one at times but a prison nonetheless. There are the occasional visitors sometimes who are amazed by its appearance – blissfully unaware of the fact that they helped me build it a long time ago.“