According to the dictionary, art is defined as: “the quality, production, or expression of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.” Art requires an imagination and to be able to visualize something out of nothing. That is exactly what 29-year-old Matt Sorensen has done. Using only paint, fire, poster board, lids, knives and newspapers, Matt creates beautiful masterpieces. Watch the video at the bottom of this post to see how his spray paint art unfolds.
The only supplies Matt ever uses are lids, newspaper, painter’s knives, paint, poster board and spray paint.
To create even circles for the planets, Sorensen uses coins, caps, and lids to block off certain areas. These areas already have the planets’ colors and textures painted in.The rest of space will be applied on top. And yes, before you ask, it is legal to paint on currency.
The galaxy is painted right on top of the lids, and stars are added by flicking on white paint.
When the circular objects are removed, the planets appear!
Fire time! The heat helps the paint to dry by burning off the flammable liquids. It does not damage the pigments or dull the color.
The foreground is added in and, you guessed it, more fire!
Smaller details are added by hand.
A closeup of the completed sky. Without using a brush at all, Sorensen can create some remarkable detail.
The completed image, called Champagne Supernova,
Below are some other paintings he’s done:
Although most of his designs are things he knows, he also can do custom work as well.
His inspiration started when he was in Mexico as a teenager and saw someone paint giant murals. He then taught himself to create massive and very detailed murals.
Most paintings only take him anywhere from 5-20 minutes to complete from start to finish.
You can watch the video below to see how his incredible artwork unfolds.
Matt has been painting for the past 13 years. He says he is self-taught after watching someone on a trip in Mexico. He was fascinated and decided to learn. Most of his pieces of work only take him between 5-20 minutes to complete.