Tucson-based artists Albert Chamillard builds his drawings with only pen and paper using well-worn books and found pieces of paper. He spends hours working in layers beginning with a herringbone pattern of back and forth slashes. He repeats the process often reversing it until he seemingly creates an optical illusions. He started small using notebooks but has since developed larger scale works. On Zócalo magazine he says this about art:
“I try to make stuff that looks beautiful and is enjoyable for me to make. You start to question it too much and that just gets in the way. There’s a human act called art, and I’m a part of it. I understand the compulsion to do it. It’s a way of responding to your world.”
Images: Courtesy of Albert Chamillard.