Cai Guo-Qiang, uses gun powder and stencils on room-size canvases laid on the floor then lit on fire. The explosions create beautiful markings. Great video of the process at the link.
Painterly and more
Cai Guo-Qiang-1-Design Crush
paintings // photos
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
Cai Guo-Qiang. Looking at how quantity can effect the feel of a piece. This is something I wish to put into my work.
Project: 46,000 Pieces of Plastic
Cai Guo-Qiang, China b.1957 / Heritage (installation view) 2013 / 99 life-sized replicas of animals. Animals: polystyrene, gauze, resin and hide. Installed with artificial watering hole: water, sand, drip mechanism
Cai Guo-Qiang: explosively beautiful
cai guo-qiang sends flaming sky ladder soaring 500 meters in the air
Installations and Spaces
Arte Instalacao Explosao Polvora Cai Guo-Qiang Contemporanea
Cai Guo-Qiang, "Fallen Blossoms", Philadelphia, 2009