When viewing a piece of art, we usually only see a finished product. We either admire it, or we don’t. I really appreciate an artist’s work even more when I have the opportunity to see what exactly went into producing a piece, the process by which they came to their conclusion. A growing trend of artist’s is to video this process and condense their labor into a time-lapsed video. Just when you think a painting is finished, the artist adds more. It is fascinating to watch and learn what is actually ‘put into’ such works.
Here is such a video by artist Patrick Martinez titled ‘Blow Up Status’. He shot the video in his studio compiling thee weeks worth of work in under four minutes. Music is by Jay Electronica.
Visit his website, he has a lot bad ass paintings that have blatant messages.