by Dawn Schuck in New Art on Friday 3 May 2013

Steve Carr’s Screen Shots from his Mystical Realisms; Modest Gestures series provide thought-provoking visuals that play upon the painting process itself. Carr’s left hand holds a balloon filled with paint. His right hand then slowly-does-it inserts a needle into the balloon. The balloon bursts in slow motion to reveal the containing paint as it falls (Carr’s shirt remains meticulously white, you’ll be pleased to know) and a moving painting is born.

I like the work, but I think I’d prefer to see the balloons explode in huge paintball splatters of colourful goodness. But maybe that’s just me?