• Posts Tagged ‘Fire’

    Roger Hiorns

    by  • June 28, 2014 • artists

    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).


    Ballardian: David Pelham





    Ana Mendieta

    by  • May 20, 2013 • artists

    Alma Silueta en Fuego (Silueta de Cenizas)

    Alma Silueta en Fuego (Silueta de Cenizas),1975, Super-8 colour, silent film transferred to DVD, Running time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

    Ñáñigo Burial

    Ñáñigo Burial1976, 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

    Ana Mendieta – Silueta works in Iowa and Oaxaca Mexico 1976


    Ana Mendieta - untitled

      Untitled (Silueta Series), circa 1978


    Cornelia Parker

    by  • February 18, 2013 • artists • 0 Comments



    Hanging Fire Suspected Arson, 1999
    Charcoal, wire, pins, nails
    Length: 140 cm Width: 84 cm Height: 220 cm

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    Hot Poker – 2011

    Cornelia Parker

    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

    Douglas Gordon

    by  • January 3, 2013 • artists

    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

    Yves Klein

    by  • November 11, 2012 • artists • 0 Comments



    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

    yves klein- FIRE PAINTING F6 1961

    Fire Painting F6 – 1961

    Peinture de feu sans titre (F271) (Untitled Fire Painting), 1961
    Burnt cardboard mounted on panel

    Cai Guo-Qiang

    by  • December 16, 2011 • artists • 0 Comments


    Cai Guo-Qiang uses gunpowder and on a larger scale explosives to work with drawings, installation and performance art.

    Light Passage – Spring 2007 – Cai Guo-Quiang

    Gunpowder on Paper, mounted on wood panels. 230x462cm