CONVICTIONS and Other Interpretations | Spazuk
October 15th to November 15th, 2014
Spazuk paints with fire: he has developed and perfected a unique technique using a candle flame as a pencil, and creates his paintings with trails of soot. With a collection of eclectic tools, he intuitively sculpts the carbon featherings on the paper, to reveal the light in his images. The results are remarkable. Portraits, birds, imprints; Spazuk's subject choices echo the fragility and fluidity of his medium. In this exhibition, he demonstrates his exceptional mastery of flame paintings. Revealing combinations and juxtapositions both incongruous and rich in meaning, his recent work speaks clearly of his beliefs and convictions. The shapes and patterns borne from his capricious smokes give way to many organic and personal interpretations.