PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Reuters) – Czech artist Ladislav Vlna has substituted his brush for a blowtorch as he ‘paints’ with glow to emanate artworks that change according to lighting.
Vlna’s self-titled metallurgic portrayal technique formula in surprisingly ethereal and minute pieces, mostly portraits or figures, with oxyacetylene torches.
The 40-year-old artist starts by portrayal a breeze on a steel aspect and afterwards carves, sharpens and polishes a simple design into it before putting a glow to a cast that alters a color, depending on a temperature. This routine gives a square a singular appearance.
“I am portrayal regulating glow instead of a paintbrush. we am extracting a colors from inside a steel with feverishness and fire.”
The coming of any portrayal is influenced by a light reflected onto a metal’s surface. By formulating shapes within a metal, it manipulates a light to stress a singular ‘brushstrokes’ a glow has molded.
“The design placed on a same place looks opposite in a morning and in dusk depending on a light changing”, he said.
Each square takes Vlna weeks to complete, some have sole for adult to 8,000 euro ($9,400). He spent 15 years perfecting a technique, by hearing and error.
In further to his glow works, he also paints watercolors, illustrates children’s books and creates sculptures.
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Writing by Madeleine Boyce in London. Editing by Mark Hanrahan and