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Entry from December 19, 2015
Explosionism (art of explosions)

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.”
The World Is Burning
Check out the newest addition to my little art gallery - Explosionism art by Drew Lausman http://instagram.com/p/minvSsDfgC/
2:41 PM - 8 Apr 2014
Business Insider
This artist makes paintings with firecracker explosions
Dec. 14, 2015, 9:00 AM 845
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.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Florida (Sunshine State Dictionary) • Saturday, December 19, 2015 • Permalink

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