Portraits taken in his studio, preparing for his solo show at Station 16 Gallery - Fall 2017
Residing in Montreal, Canada, Spazuk (B.A.) is a professional visual artist internationally known for his work with fire. His exceptional mastery of the technique of sculpting traces of soot on paper combined with his passion for humanity and all life forms lead to the creation of unique and profound images.
"Since 2001, I have explored and pushed the boundaries of the unique technique of “fumage”. My paintbrush is an open candle flame that leaves a fine depot of carbon black on paper, hence creating images with trails of smoke. Using feathers and brushes,
I intuitively sculpt the plumes of soot to render shapes and light. The transparency, fluidity, unpredictability and plasticity of the soot all affect the images I create.
The association of this medium with fire as both a constructive and destructive force is a constant factor in my creations."
- Steven Spazuk