The Hidden Beauty of Petrochemicals

Sunset Refinery Excerpt from david sullivan on Vimeo.

David Sullivan's Fugitive Emissions on view at Lawndale Art Center through Friday explores the hidden life of petrochemical production. Through his animated paintings, he addresses the issues of our dependence on oil.

Sullivan explores the intertwined relationship between the petrochemical industry and the communities along the gulf coast. He's inspired by the stuff seeping into the lives of Gulf Coast residents through the Mississippi delta. The animated brushstrokes beautifully penetrate each other in these living canvases creating a visceral manifestation self-destruction. The beauty of the work demands us to find solutions.

Check out another example of Sullivan's animation, Bubble Pop, below

Bubble Pop Excerpt from david sullivan on Vimeo.

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