What does my art look like? I get asked that question a lot.
Perhaps I can best answer it in a string of values. Burned. Grungy. Bright. Energized. Charismatic. Textured. Delicate. These attributes show in one way or another in each of my works over the past 10 years.
In one work you might see deep resounding textured lines with the flames etched in the surface.
In another work you might see hundreds of tiny swirls creating movement or shading.
Better yet, if you are at The Blast Facotry with me, you might see a giant fire ball.
There is no telling what I might blow up next. Or what it might look like.
Do I lack consistency. No, I don't think so. I always light the fuse. I always blow it up. It always means something to me. But I am truly curious. I am always trying new things. I'm trying to get 1% better each day. So one day I may explode a portrait. The next day I do a large flower.
I could blow dogs up all day. Not literally of course. I love dogs. I could become the King of exploded dogs. But why would I do that? There is so much to explore. Like fish.
Is my name, Stick Vega, the only signifier of my output. Hell no! Because you can take me away from my work and still make sense of my work. My art is not cool because of my name.
I hope my art is cool because it has some personality. Not because it is a personality.
Burned. Grungy. Bright. Energized. Charismatic. Textured. Delicate.
Just like me.
Stick Vega is the American Gunpowder Artist, former CEO, and author of LESS KILLING. Stick currently lives and creates explosive pop art at The Blast Factory in Madison, Wisconsin. Not limited to one medium, he works in gunpowder drawings and paintings, photography, digital art and writing. Follow Stick onFacebook and/orTwitter.