Fireworks Art by Cai Guo-Qiang
While other artists turn to the easel with paint or pastels, Cai Guo-Qiang prefers to make a statement with explosives.
“The most powerful artwork is when there’s fear” Cai Guo-Qiang.
Born in Quanzhou, China but based in New York, Cai Guo-Qiang has made a career from bending gunpowder to his will. His most well-known work arguably takes two divergent routes: aerial firework displays or vast gunpowder paintings made by detonating large trails of it on to paper, ignited live in front of a live audience. Transient or permanent, his oeuvre is always spectacular.