Art can be expressed in infinite number of ways. Time and again, artists from around the globe and their unique ways of creating artwork have proved it. Here is one more artist who has given birth to a rather distinctive and new genre of art. Called Explosionism, this cool form of modern art is created by Drew Lausman, a Lakeland, US-based artist which demands the use of fireworks to create various landscapes, planets, space-scapes and galaxies. This unusual process of making art involves dipping the firecrackers in paint and then blowing them against the canvass. Though, it sounds bizarre, but this is how Drew has crafted 200 paintings in four years.
The inspiration came from Drew’s older brother Ryan who passed away in 2009. He left some of his belongings behind for Drew along with an advice, “you need to do something with your art”. Motivated by his brother’s golden words and a box filled with thousands of fireworks, Drew started his first Explosionism art piece in the summer of 2011. Experimenting and mastering the art over the next few years, Drew developed a deeper love for space and the cosmos. Thus, with firecrackers, canvass, paint and bottle rockets, he started doing a form spatter art, but in a completely different way.
In a demonstration video Lausman explains his artwork.
Everyone likes playing with fireworks. However, it’s not all fun and games. Creating art with fireworks can be a dangerous craft .When I’m doing multiple explosions, I’ll have parts of the firecracker blow up, basically on my leg, or on my jeans. I make art with fireworks. I still blow myself away sometimes. I’ve done 200 paintings in four years.
Drew sells his Explosionism art online. Interested buyers can purchase the mind blowing artwork starting at $100 from his Etsy shop. With the ingenious art, Explosionism is also making contribution to the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking– a portion of all sales or monetary donations will go to the youth art supplies for the organization.