Jan 29, 2019
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Popping Balloons Covered in Paint

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The Sifter has already featured the fantastic high-speed photography of Fabian Oefner here and here. Oefner (born 1984, Switzerland) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science.

In a recent series entitled Liquid Jewel, Oefner pops balloons that are covered in paint, capturing the exact moment they pop and begin to project the paint outwards. As he explains on Behance:

“This series is a continuation of my research of manipulating paint with different natural forces. In the ‘Black Hole’ series, it was centrifugal force, that shaped the paints into colorful carousels. This time I used air pressure to create what I call ‘liquid jewels’.
 
The structures you see are modeling balloons covered with paint right after they have been pricked with a needle. The air inside the balloon expands explosively, throwing the paint in all different directions. What I particularly love about the images is that if you look closely, you can see, how the individual shades start to mix with each other, blue and magenta becomes violet, red and yellow becomes orange… within a few microseconds, the paint forms into the most beautiful color combinations…and then its gone again. What remains is the capture of that firework of colors, frozen in time…”

 

To see more amazing work from Fabian, be sure to check him out at the links below:

 

FABIAN OEFNER
Website | Behance | 500px

 

 

Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
Website | Behance | 500px

 

 

Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
Website | Behance | 500px

 

 

Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
Website | Behance | 500px

 

 

Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
Website | Behance | 500px

 

 

Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
Website | Behance | 500px

 

 

 

visit FABIANOEFNER.COM for more

 

 

 

 

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