Piece description from the artist
This piece was inspired by the natural, organic burn patterns of the electricity as it burned through the canvas.
The gouache paint is necessary as a background because it can reconstitute when moisture is added, thus becoming the conductive medium for the high-voltage to pass through. Usually, after the burn is carved out to highlight the pattern, more paint is added. This is the only piece to date where no additional paint was added.
Cory Hunter is an artist from Miami, Florida, who works at the intersection of art and science. He describes his main motivation as “capturing the creative moment;” rather than creating an image, the intent of the work is to translate the psychographic energy of his movements, while allowing the physical properties of the medium to shape the resulting compositions. In this way, his work can be explained as aleatoric, for a portion of the creative process is left to chance.
Cory’s art is an exploration of how spontaneity is at once random and uniform, given the principles of fractal geometry. Stylistically, his work is a blend of classical oriental watercolor with contemporary pop art and abstract expressionism. His use of gouache paint allows for strong, striking, color combination, but maintains a delicate feel. Though the subject matter of his works varies, he explains that using recognizable iconography encourages a subjective interpretation.