Fire Painter


French Canadian artist Steve Spazuk is from Lery, Quebec. Here’s his bio from Spazuk.com:

For the past 14 years, Spazuk has developed and perfected a unique technique that allows him to use the flame of a candle or the flame of a torch as a pencil to create his paintings with trails of soot. Using various tools, he intuitively sculpt the plumes of soot left behind in response to the shapes that appear on the canvas.

Spontaneity and chance are the heart and soul of his creative process. He does not censor. He does not direct. Spazuk opens himself to the experience. This in-the-moment creative practice coupled with the fluidity of the soot, creates a torrent of images, shadows and light. Fuelled by the quest of a perfect shape that has yet to materialize, he concentrate in a meditative act and surrender to capture the immediacy of the moment on canvas.

The human body fascinates him. Bodies in a perpetual metamorphosis are the language with which he express his thoughts on the human condition: emotions, opinions, stories that are born of his uncensored psyche. Spazuk often works piece by piece, collecting a multitude of unique elements that he assembles into mosaics.  Entities that, once grouped together, afford a different meaning and provide a new perspective that is both novel and complementary. He sees fragments of things, events, people, as a powerful metaphor of modern life and, even more so, of the way we perceive things through our senses and our minds. His work expresses how every one of us is a constituent fragment of the human community.

Check out an interview with Steve Spazuk and more of his work here.

Be sure to check out his website and his gallery of portraits here: Steve Spazuk Portraits.  Wow!

Here’s a self-portrait:

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Video Source: Swiss-Miss

Comments

  1. wow is an understatement –

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  2. Incredible! Loved music paired with video too

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  3. From soot? Amazing

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  4. Truly gifted artist. Love his website.
    Karen

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  5. He is not just talented, he’s a genius! Thank you! 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Bite Size Canada and commented:
    No words are good enough here. All I can say is, watch the video …

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  7. Now I see where my portion of creativity has gone, and he is using it very well!

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  8. Incredibly creative! Wow!!

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  9. Music/imagery – stunning and awe-inspiring. Truly awesome.

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  10. Wow!This is truly impressive, I hope you won’t mind me posting it with your link on, it would be a pity not to further such talent…

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  11. Wow. How on earth can someone see images in smoke? Very inspiring.

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  12. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    The Talent Gene is STRONG in this man 😀

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  13. Fabulous work. Amazing artistry!

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  14. WOW!!!!

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  15. stunning and inspiring. what an incredible creative mind.

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  16. I saw this just a day ago I think, and in my haste, I thought to myself, I sure hope DK comes across this and shares/posts, because it’s amazing. And look, it’s as if you read my mind. Absolutely stunning and the innovative thinking just blows me away!

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  17. Unbelievable. Especially fine details. How is that possible. You are a magician. ❤

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  18. Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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  19. Brilliant!

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  20. Wow. I’m always amazed at the different media in which people find to express themselves.

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  21. I’m speechless!! What an amazing way to create art. Just goes to show there’s no limit in how to create art. I love the way he uses real feathers to form the wings of a bird, such a clever idea!! I might share that video on Twitter, it really is so good! 🙂

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  22. Thank you for sharing.

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