“A picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the idea that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. The question for Juan Osborne is how many words can a picture contain? The answer is up to 200.000 words and if this is hard to believe then check out the works of this Spanish Artist.
The process thatJuan Osborne uses is to isolate the main theme / image and then fill it with thousand words in an attempt not to leave any gaps. In order to have better results he uses various techniques that allow him to “play” and give life to his creations. By using colour he achieves amazing results especially with paintings reproductions whilst he manages to highlight or even give different shape when needed by using different letter fonts.
Another thing Juan Osborne likes to do is to use words related to the person reresented in his work . For example in president’s Obama case he used words from a sample of 100 speeches before becoming president of United States. According to the artist words are so powerful that go straight to the mind making the image so special in comparison to a picture taken by a camera.
Source : www.juanosborne.com