Posted from The Citrus Report
Cai Guo-Qiang is a Chinese born, New York based artist who utilizes pyrotechnics as a medium for many of his works. You have probably seen his well known gunpowder drawings he has been making for more than 20 years. He also creates large scale pieces with fireworks, some of the titles referencing extraterrestrials, because he wants them to be big enough to see from space. He was the first Asian artist to have a solo show at the Guggenheim in New York. It was a retrospective titled “I Want to Believe” in 2008 and 2009. After New York, it traveled to Beijing for the Olympics and also to the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain.