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The artwork of renowned artist Michael
Ostaski resides in galleries and private
collections around the world, and yet
what you see on display is only half the story.
As with all artists the creation process for Ostaski is intense.
Yet he is also right there on stage for all to see. He calls it Art Explosion. It's a dance of energy and passion, vision and daring: an astonishing live painting performance that takes a huge blank canvas to a breathtaking completed portrait in a mere 6 to 8 minutes. And what a 6 minutes it is- paint flying onto the 6' by 7' canvas, both hands dipping into colors, dancing and slapping and roaring across the canvas, captivated audiences breathless witnesses to a larger-than-life, once-in-a-lifetime display of creative mastery...

The process of creating great works of art is the stuff of legends. The image of the artist completely absorbed in his work evokes fascination and mystery. “How did they do that?” we ask, pondering the ability of something to move us so deeply. This process has long been the province of artists alone, as only the fruits of their labors are shared. How fascinating would it be to witness from when the artist first touches the canvas with color to when the final strokes are applied? This is the gift Michael Ostaski has been giving captivated audiences the world over with ART EXPLOSION. Far from the silence and solitude of the studio, the act of painting becomes a high energy ride; an inspired exploration of color and energy, choreographed to evoke the spirit of each subject he paints.

Traditionally, one of the greatest and most inspiring tributes we can pay another is through art. Art Explosion brings this tradition into the new Millennium with awesome possibilities. Art Explosion portraiture spans a wide range of icons in music, film, sports, and popular culture, as well as custom portraits. And Ostaski works with various musicians, singers, humorists and dancers to continue to create new cutting edge experiences...

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