Drew Lausman of Lakeland, Florida, had his late brother give him firecracker explosives in 2011. Lausman started creating what he termed “explosionism” paintings.
A story about “explosionism” appeared in January 2013; several other stories appeared in December 2015.
Explosionism is a new genre of art created by Drew Lausman, using FIREWORKS to create various landscapes, planets, space-scapes and galaxies.
The Ledger (Lakeland, FL)
Lakeland Artist’s Work Is ‘Explosive’
By Clifford Parody
Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 3:19 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 3:19 p.m.
Toothbrushes, sticks, fireworks and tubes of colored paint clutter the ground around two busted-up end tables alongside a dead-end dirt road in Lakeland.
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The artist, clad in heavily splattered cutoff jeans, hovers over a blank black canvas, searching for the perfect place to start.
A flame caresses the fuse of a small, paint-dripped firecracker taped to the end of a stick and seconds later a blast of green strikes the canvas. With that, Andrew Lausman, 24, has begun working on a new piece in a genre of art he has coined “explosionism.”
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This artist makes paintings with firecracker explosions
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Drew Lausman from Lakeland, Florida, claims to have created a new genre of art called “Explosionism.”
The process includes dipping Dowel rods in paint, taping on a firecracker, and lighting it over a spray paint- covered canvas. The results are paintings that look like stunning landscapes and far away galaxies.
FOX13 (Lakeland, FL)
Lakeland man creates art through fireworks
By: Lucas Bogg
POSTED:DEC 18 2015 06:42PM EST
UPDATED:DEC 18 2015 06:48PM EST
LAKELAND (FOX 13) - Drew Lausman is making a lot of noise with his art, literally. He is taking firecrackers, dipping them in paint, and then letting them blow. It’s called “Explosionism,” a name and a form of art he coined himself.
“I make art with fireworks,” says Lausman. “I still blow myself away sometimes. I’ve done 200 paintings in four years.”