Right In The Midst Of Them

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Right In The Midst Of Them

500.00

Right In The Midst Of Them.  (2015)  18" x 24"  Gunpowder. Acrylic Paint. Paper.

Three broken white humans in an overall field of textured, burnt gunpowder and deep red acrylic marks!  Worried? No. But, here we are. Right in the midst of them.

Unframed.

Primitive.  Modern.  Explosive.  

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.

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