Modern pointillism from artist Phil Hansen
July 17, 2007 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Profile of Phil Hansen - "Strokes of a Genius" - [Hansen] gives pointillism a modern twist. You might call it "kinetic fragmentism" — pointillism in motion. For instance, Hansen completed an on-camera piece of paint-dipped karate chops to reveal a portrait of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Preferring to post videos of the process of his work on the internet instead of showing the finished product in galleries, Hansen shows the madness in the method in his amazing art.
posted by spec80 (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
that's pretty brilliant. not much more to say about it than that.
posted by shmegegge at 9:02 AM on July 17, 2007

That's really cool.
posted by misha at 9:10 AM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

What's with the state of internet proofreading these days? A caption for one of the photos:

Hansen created his self-portrait 'A Moment' over the course of six days, oven sitting cross-legged for up to 12 hours straight.
posted by daHIFI at 9:19 AM on July 17, 2007

If he's such a genius, what's with the haircut?
posted by rxrfrx at 9:31 AM on July 17, 2007

That's fucking awesome.

Whenever people complain about performance art, there's always a quick chorus that jumps in to say that they're phillistines, that it's all much deeper and more aesthetically involving than their puny minds can grasp, etc.

No. It's because most performance art is really shitty. Awesome performance art like this throws that into high relief.
posted by Bugbread at 9:39 AM on July 17, 2007

It's because most performance art everything is really shitty.

There. Fixed that for you.
posted by tkchrist at 10:45 AM on July 17, 2007

This is pretty cool. Too bad it's at such shitty resolution... Where's he at again?
posted by klangklangston at 12:16 PM on July 17, 2007

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