Irby Pace: POP!

Posted by Charlotte Broomfield on 25th September 2013

Drawing upon apparatus such as helium balloons, string, and those smoke canisters things they use in paintball machines, Irby Pace is able to create the mysterious clouds of coloured smoke that bestow each of his images. 

Pace explains, 'With Pop! I am creating another way to view the traditional landscape through photography. I am painting the sky with clouds of colored smoke which are released via canisters that I am levitating into the physical space." He adds, "As a child I would take things apart and figure how they would function only to put them back together again or how to make them do something else. When approaching art making I am bringing this same childhood obsession, how can I use technology to turn art on it’s head. With my work I want to continue to mix classical art techniques and imbued it with new technology.'

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Irby Pace Pop

Images courtesy of My Modern Met and view Irby Pace's website here.

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