Bachelor #5. (2015) 12" x 12" A little bit of a street art vibe - part cartoon, part painting, part explosion - it is vulnerable, open, and fun. Just the way the bachelorette wants them.
One of The Bachelor series which is based on some charismatic fellows.
Created with red high-speed fuse and gunpowder on acrylic painted paper. Then, a 15mm black acrylic marker and scraping is used to develop their personality.
Primitive, modern, and abstract - a Stick Vega original.
American gunpowder artist, Vega carefully places powder and fuses on the surface of the art, which he positions horizontally on the floor (or blast table). When ignited, first the fuses burns instantly along the cord lines, igniting the gunpowder and creating a blast, which then vanish in clouds of smoke. The result is a textured surface that looks and feels like an explosion—the art is blackened, charred, and erupted, arrested in a state of being created in a flash.
When the fuse is lit there is a moment of uncertainty. What will happen? It is at that moment that true art exists.