Roger Hiorns ‘Youth’ exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2013.
Although not fire related Roger Hiorns also made one of my favourite ever artworks, ‘Seizure’. A converted council flat in Southwark, South London which I saw in 2008. Filled with crystals of copper sulphate it was both beautiful and putrid.
Perhaps my enthusiasm is also related to comparisons with a favourite book, one I have read several times, ‘The Crystal World’ – J.G. Ballard, (1966) On the cover is a section of ‘The Eye of Silence’ by Max Ernst, 1943, (full image below).
Stephen Cripps Studio experiment at Butlers Wharf 1977
Stephen Cripps ‘Cripps at the Acme: Drawings & Performances’ The Acme Gallery, London, 1980. Photo: Rita Harris/Jonathan Harvey
This drawing was sourced from the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, follow the link to the Stephen Cripps archive.
Roger Ackling’s work is made by channelling sunlight through a magnifying glass to scorch wood.
Installation view at Ingleby Gallery.
Urs Fischer – What if the Phone Rings – 2003 – Wax, pigment, wick
Untitled (Candle) – 1999 – Fiber cement, candles
Untitled – 1997 – Cut-up pallet, household candles
Bed – 2000 – Wood, zinc phosphate paint, clay, acrylic glass mirror, mattress, bedding, canvas, wood glue, screws
Alma Silueta en Fuego (Silueta de Cenizas),1975, Super-8 colour, silent film transferred to DVD, Running time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds
Ñáñigo Burial, 1976, 47 black ritual candles, installation: 152.4 x 102.9 cms, unburned candles: H 22.8 cm
Ana Mendieta – Silueta works in Iowa and Oaxaca Mexico 1976
Untitled (Silueta Series), circa 1978
Hanging Fire Suspected Arson, 1999
Charcoal, wire, pins, nails
Length: 140 cm Width: 84 cm Height: 220 cm
Hot Poker – 2011
Meteorite Lands in the Middle of Nowhere, 2001, The American series
Map revealing burn mark left by the meteorite in various locations. Missing: Roswell (New Mexico); Waco (Texas); Truth or Consequences (New Mexico),,Hitting: Paris (Texas); Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina) 45 x 65 x 4 cm
The End of Civilisation (still), 2012
Three screen video installation with sound
Burned Baby Grand
You can see more images of the installation at the Gagosian Gallery page here.
Self-Portrait of You + Me (James Cagney). - smoke and mirror, 2006, 76.2 x 69.9cm.
Self-Portrait of You + Me (Honor Blackman), 2006 Smoke and mirror 83.3 x 73 x 7 cm
The Devil, matchead sculpture 2011
See David Mach’s website here for more amazing ‘burning head’ sculptures.
Yves Klein painting with fire, ca. 1960 Physical Details: photographic print: 1 item: b&w; 20 x 31 cm. Creator: George Véron, photographer Forms part of: Rudi Blesh papers 1909-1983 Citation: Yves Klein painting with fire, ca. 1960 / George Véron, photographer. Rudi Blesh papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Fire Painting F25 – 1961
Fire Painting F6 – 1961
Peinture de feu sans titre (F271) (Untitled Fire Painting), 1961
Burnt cardboard mounted on panel