We Were On The Same Side!

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We Were On The Same Side!


We Were On The Same Side.  (2016)  18" x 24"  Fuse. Acrylic. Paper.

This artwork is currently, exclusively offered at The Century House. 

Gray and black acrylics with hand-held fuse burns on coated paper.

The bold strokes create their own relationships through the blending and burned connections of the super-slow fuse and the working and reworking of the surface.


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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