Bubble Wrap Portraits


jobsdernsqdamsaraNY-based artist Bradley Hart painstakingly injects acrylic paint into bubble-wrap bubbles to create ‘pixellated photorealistic’ pictures. In his artist’s statement, he sez:

The pictures are copies of both snap shots of important people captured by me or given to me and maintained as a part of my own personal photograph collection, as well as powerful images obtained from other sources. […] As the paint is injected into a bubble the excess drips down the back of the piece. Upon completion of the injected work, the drippings are removed surgically from the backside of the plastic to reveal an impression of the work — a derivative work with its own meaning and story.

(Above: Steve Jobs, Dam Square in Amsterdam and Sara, a friend of the artist.)

Currently exhibiting at Gallery Nine5 in New York.


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