THE EXPLODING CANS
Like a bullet or bomb, paint will leave its own mark.
Spray paint means a lot of different things from artist to artist. To
me, a spray can represents this bristling container of pressured potential,
which can be used impulsively as much as it can be used considerately.
In my case, it's rarely impulsive, since I usually need to draw and cut
some stencils before I do anything. The people who can freehand something
up with nothing more than a backpack full of cans and a sketch make me
With that said, I really like working at such a small scale and with a lot of tiny detail. I think this body of work definitely shows that fact. I don't think you could spend the kind of time needed for this unless you truly enjoy the sensation of making tiny, precise cuts into layer upon layer of acetate sheets.
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Posted 5th March, 2014