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).
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
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