COLOR & SPACE #3: Explosions of color by Cai Guo-Qiang

We have featured artist, Cai Guo-Qiang several times now (previous). Fortunately we have yet another opportunity to on our final day of ‘Color & Space.’ While Cai uses a variety of mediums in his art, one of the things he’s most known for is his work with gunpowder and explosives. It’s an interesting medium when you consider its contrasting uses. On one hand, many of us associate explosives with destruction and possibly death while in other settings, such as China, it is used to celebrate new beginnings such as births and weddings. Cai has taken this extremely volatile medium and created some breathtaking and incredibly loud pieces of art using the horizon as his canvas.

We’re also including a short video by Michael Lee filmed at the opening of Cai’s show ‘The Ninth Wave‘ at the Power Station of Art. Many of the stills included in this post are from this particular piece.

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