Here a selection of my Pop art spray can sculpture.
This is a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted original. Each work is a mixed media original painted directly onto a depressurized spray can that has been repurposed.
Art is all about freedom. There are no set rules provided for artists in how they want to express themselves freely. Everybody can do as they please when it comes to unleashing one’s own creative expression and how he or she creates a personal interpretation of art that best suits their preferences.
This perception towards art especially holds true for eccentric and unique mashups of known art forms such as spray can sculptures. Yes, you heard that right, spray can sculptures are a thing and in fact, they are one of the most hyped about techniques in the pop art scene in modern times.
But before getting into it, let us dissect the terms used to define the art form — spray cans and sculptures. First of all, spray cans or otherwise known as aerosol cans, have been a common instrument used in pop art.
Basically, spray cans are pressurized containers that contain paint of varying colors and textures. The advantage of using spray paint is that the residue it leaves sticks better on surfaces while producing a more even and smoother texture as compared to the paint left behind by traditional brushes.
Of the many techniques in the realm of pop art, spray painting and spray cans, in general, have been mostly used in graffiti art. Especially for its convenience in use since most graffiti work is done illegally in public spaces, which means graffiti artists have to work fast and efficiently in order to get the job done.
On the other hand, sculptures are generally defined as a type of visual art wherein a base material — usually coming in the form of components such as wood, plastic, or metal — is modified through various techniques in order to produce an outcome that is visually aesthetic and appealing.
Now with these two terms combined, a beautiful mashup that truly screams pop art is created with spray can sculptures. What makes spray can sculptures so different is that they don’t use the contents of the spray can.
Instead, the spray can container itself is used as a base material that will be “sculpted” in whatever form that the artist wishes it to be in. Commonly done by hand, spray can sculptures can range from minor alterations to the container to a combination of even more containers to create an art piece that is bizarre in a wonderful kind of way.
However, in the pop art scene alone, spray can sculptures have been a trend that continues to grow in popularity. The limits of creativity have been stretched with this art style given the limited amount of space an artist can work with.
From depressurized cans splattered with vibrant paint colors and adorned with pop culture sticker designs to entire caricatures painted across the cylindrical shape of the spray can container — the possibilities are literally endless. Yet again, the hype behind spray can sculptures is definitely a testament to the infinite opportunities for artistic expression that is available in the lawless universe of pop art.
Did you know: Aerosols have been around since 1790, according to some sources. Erik Rotheim, a Norwegian chemical engineer, received the first aerosol spray can patent in Oslo in 1927, and the idea received a United States patent in 1931. For 100,000 Norwegian kroner, the patent rights were sold to a US corporation. In 1998, Posten Norge, Norway's postal service, issued a stamp to commemorate the creation.
Julian S. Kahn, an American, was granted a patent for a disposable spray can in 1939, however the device was never commercialised. Kahn's concept was to manufacture whipped cream at home by combining cream and a propellant from two sources—not an aerosol in the traditional sense. He also disclaimed his initial four claims, which served as the cornerstone for his subsequent patent claims, in 1949.
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