Piece description from the artist
This piece developed out of experimentation in color blocking and classical oriental composition. Like my other work, the patterning in the background is achieved through high water to pigment ratio paint application. This allows the color mixtures to be as organic as possible, and allows for a wider range of contrast. Also like my other work, this piece uses high-voltage electricity to create the burnt black lines emanating from the center.
Unlike my other work, this painting employs acrylic spray paint to help highlight the color-blocked center region. The circular shape was achieved with a stencil, which was used to block the center from both the gouache patterning and the spray acrylic.
Finally, the whole piece was coated in polyurethane to help intensify to color palette and to seal the gouache paint.
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.