Artist Cai Guo-Qiang is hailed as the most influential Chinese artist in contemporary art. In this brilliant drawing, he uses gunpowder to create a magnificent effect.

“There’s a lot of talk about the content of my work, about the subject matter or the historical background. But there’s not a real in-depth investigation into the visual impact. It’s through visual impact that you transmit these ideas. And it’s through visual impact that this pain is felt, and you can actually elicit a very direct response from the audience, a very strong response. But it’s the treatment of all the elements that has the power to do this.” -Cai Guo-Qiang

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Comment by lauralove on February 23, 2010 at 11:20am
so amazing!
Comment by Amy K Hay on February 23, 2010 at 11:13am
Comment by IanJ on February 21, 2010 at 4:11am
Delete Comment I really like this guy. It's inspiring to watch him work. I'd really love to try this but I also really love not having my house on fire (I've personally caught myself on fire for doing a lot less).
Comment by sAm on February 20, 2010 at 4:54pm
Comment by maria diego on February 19, 2010 at 6:48pm
love it!

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