American artist Tony Orrico takes art to another level by performing it! Bypassing traditional tools such as brushes and paints, he instead uses his body to create his mesmerizing pieces. His background in dance and choreography helps him utilize his body effectively to create precise, massive drawings. Whether he is spinning on his torso or moving a specific joint, he establishes a specifically repeated motion that can last from as little as 15 minutes to as long as 7 continuous hours.
“I marvel at the composition of nature and cycles. I am not versed in the convergence of art and mathematics or sciences, but find myself instinctually attracted to this relationship. I try to dilute my efforts and find an experiential point of entrance. I like to experiment with both embodied and cognitive systems that yield beauty. My favorite art is somewhat accidental and overwhelmingly concise,” says Orrico.Lucky for us, his Penwald Drawings will be on display at the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, California from May 28 to July 9, 2011. Be sure to check it out!