Geela (2018) 48" x 36"
This is the Summer Of Portraits. Here is Geela. In Hebrew Geela mean “Joy”.
Geela came to life by burning and over-burning acrylic on panel. I use panels as I can paint, scrape, burn, explode, rub, burn again and hammer into the surface. I work and rework the image.
Bits and pieces of my life and the characters I know, or hope to know, are ignited into the figure, they personalize my art and give the viewer a window into world and my soul.
Primitive, modern, and abstract - a Stick Vega original.
American gunpowder artist, Vega places powder and fuses on the surface of the board, which he positions horizontally on the floor. When ignited, first the fuses burns instantly along the cord lines, igniting the gunpowder and creating loud bangs and flashes of fire, which then vanish in clouds of smoke. The result is a textured surface that looks and feels like an explosion—the acrylic paint on panel is blackened, charred, and erupted, arrested in a state of being created in a flash.
When the fuse is lit there a moment of uncertainty. What will happen? It is at that moment that true art exists.