Often when we observe everyday life we miss out on the incredible art contained in each fleeting moment. When we take away the distracting background however, that art springs forth, revealing the simple beauty that was always hidden there. This is what artist Brian Boulton does in his highly realistic pencil drawings. Taking a common sight for any city dweller, Boulton draws the view you’d see walking behind young men in the city, revealing a surprising amount of character and style in each individual, from their torn jeans to their classically relaxed postures.
Boulton’s work is so realistic it begs us to question who these men are, where they are going and what their day might hold – it is the same question one might ask when seeing an intriguing and anonymous someone on the street. In doing this, one inevitably participates in projecting their own experiences on each individual, analyzing and judging them through their own filters. This revealing and cathartic process gives the viewer an opportunity to look deeper at themselves and seek a better understanding of their own preconceived views of the world about them.