David Kracov's "Big Bang!" is a 3D metal wall sculpture that captures the explosive vigor and vibrant essence of comic book art. Sculpted with a deft hand, each element within the work radiates outward from the core word "BANG!" which is itself composed of a multitude of smaller, action-inducing phrases like "KA-POW," "BOOM," "CLANK," and "SMASH." The bold, onomatopoeic words are brought to life in metal, each given dimension and shadow, contributing to a sense of dynamic motion as if the sounds were echoing off the walls of a gallery. Kracov's use of metal lends a modern, enduring quality to the otherwise fleeting moments captured in comic strips, offering a tangible solidity to the brief seconds of action. This sculpture celebrates narrative impact, visually echoing the energy that each "bang" and "boom" represents in the colorful world of superhero lore.
Born in Boston, David Kracov studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and began his career in animation with the Brad Pitt feature, ‘Cool World.’ David went on to work with Disney Animation, Don Bluth Animation, Rich Animation, as well as several other studios, before beginning his solo work as a sculptor and painter. Kracov’s vibrant color palette shows up in his unique steel wall sculptures that begin with hundreds of small sketches. David’s meticulous steel work along with his scrutinizing attention to detail allows his sculptures to take on a life of their own, and his famous butterflies take flight. David’s playful and creative works are each a testament to his steady hand and wonderfully unique artistic ideas. His work brings joy and humor to pop art.
90x109 cm | 35x42 in
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