Piece description from the artist
This painting was the fourth in an abstract series I did in 2011. Here the strong color contrasts are offset by the dark burn patterns in the cardboard, which I achieved using high-voltage electricity (This is a natural phenomenon where fractal patterns, "Lichtenberg Figures", are created).
This painting is roughly four inches deep, and is comprised of three separate pieces fused together with contact cement. The texture of the top layer, blue with other details, was created with an applied salt-water solution. The pattern of the cubist guitar abstraction is burnt into this layer, revealing the purple fret region.
The bottom layer, which was made to resemble a wood veneer, is a series of fine gouache lines coated with polyurethane.
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.