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Artist Bradley Hart creates paintings using bubble wrap and acrylic paint

Injectionist painting! New York artist creates incredible works of art work using bubble wrap and acrylic paint – and each piece takes a MONTH to produce with 2,000 syringes

  • Bradley Hart, 47, a Toronto artist based in New York, creates bubble wrap art
  • Creating photorealistic images by injecting wrap and impressing onto paper
  • Artwork varies from recreation of a famous painting to Marilyn Monroe’s portrait
  • It takes Bradley three to four days to load 1500- 2000 plus syringes, another day prepare the canvas and stretch it and each project takes about a month

An innovative artist has found a unique way to create paintings by injecting acrylic paint into bubble wrap.

Bradley Hart, 47, a Toronto native artist based in New York, spends days loading the syringes with paint and then injects each cell of the bubble wrap, creating amazing photorealistic images.

He then peels away the excess paint from the back sheet creating an impressed, flowing abstract version of the project, and his artwork varies from recreation of a famous painting to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic portrait and his personal memories.

It takes Bradley three to four days to load 1500- 2000 plus syringes, another day prepare the canvas and stretch it and each project takes about a month to complete. 

Bradley Hart, 47, a Toronto native artist based in New York, spends days loading the syringes with paint and then injects each cell of the bubble wrap, creating amazing photorealistic images (Marilyn Monroe seen)

He then peels away the excess paint from the back sheet creating an impressed, flowing abstract version of the project (Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat seen)

He then peels away the excess paint from the back sheet creating an impressed, flowing abstract version of the project (Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat seen)

His artwork varies from recreation of famous paintings to his personal memories. Pictured: American Gothic Injection

His artwork varies from recreation of famous paintings to his personal memories. Pictured: American Gothic Injection

Bradley got the idea after his first solo art exhibition in New York, after spotting a roll of left over bubble wrap in his studio.

The father-of-one, says that the bubble wrap represents the pixels of the digital photos and jokes that his ‘ pixels will stay forever’.

Bradley said: ‘My idea came from a combination of some left over bubble wrap in my studio and some overzealous security guards who would remind people not to touch art even when they weren’t even close.

Bradley got the idea after his first solo art exhibition in New York, after spotting a roll of left over bubble wrap in his studio

Bradley got the idea after his first solo art exhibition in New York, after spotting a roll of left over bubble wrap in his studio

The father-of-one, says that the bubble wrap represents the pixels of the digital photos and jokes that his ' pixels will stay forever'. Seen: Queen Street West in Toronto

The father-of-one, says that the bubble wrap represents the pixels of the digital photos and jokes that his ‘ pixels will stay forever’. Seen: Queen Street West in Toronto

‘I was looking at the roll of bubble wrap, sitting there exposing itself, showing its bubbles- and all of a sudden I had the ‘aha’ moment.

‘It just made sense to me, everyone wants to touch bubble art- it is a project constantly playing with your emotions.

‘First thing you do as an artist is to research the material and as weird as it might sound I researched bubble wrap.

‘It was the perfect medium, its plastic it produces pixels, it is mass manufactured and while the original idea of using it as wall covering failed, it became the medium for my conversation.

It takes Bradley three to four days to load 1500- 2000 plus syringes

It takes another day prepare the canvas and stretch it and each project takes about a month to complete

It takes Bradley three to four days to load 1500- 2000 plus syringes, another day prepare the canvas and stretch it and each project takes about a month to complete

Pictured: Venice. The artist has found a unique way to create paintings by injecting acrylic paint into bubble wrap

Pictured: Venice. The artist has found a unique way to create paintings by injecting acrylic paint into bubble wrap

He creates photorealistic images by injecting wrap and impressing onto paperSeen: Tulips

He creates photorealistic images by injecting wrap and impressing onto paperSeen: Tulips

‘I found it was meant to be used as a wall coverer and then I started contemplating the idea of what is a painting.

‘In our time many of our memories are digital photographs but my pixels will last forever. ‘ 

He adds: ‘When other people see my work, they are very pleasantly overwhelmed.

‘When people see my work online they can’t believe it is injected bubble wrap but when they see it in real life, they say it’s better than what they had imagined.

‘My work sparks the conversation of how art is perceived online.’

It takes Bradley three to four days to load 1500- 2000 plus syringes

It takes Bradley three to four days to load 1500- 2000 plus syringes

It takes him another day prepare the canvas and stretch it and each project takes about a month Pictured: A Sunday

It takes him another day prepare the canvas and stretch it and each project takes about a month Pictured: A Sunday

Seen: A Full Circle

Seen: A Full Circle



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