Original work

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Ignitor original is made available for art lovers looking at add unique works to their collections.

Artists Description

In “Ignitor,” Diana Vanstone presents a visually arresting and conceptually charged portrait that invites viewers to contemplate the intersections between passion, control, and transformation. At the heart of this metaphysical drama lies a shirtless athlete, poised mid-dive from atop a gargantuan red pepper.  So shamelessly fleeing the very flames he has just lit.

The pepper’s vibrant crimson hue serves as a potent symbol of intensity and energy.  While the torch in the athlete’s hand – its flame now extinguished, but still aglow with golden sparks.  It stands as a testament to the transformative power of human endeavour.  The sparks themselves seem to radiate an otherworldly light, as if illuminating the very fabric of reality.

Vanstone’s bold decision to render the athlete in mid-air, suspended between action and reaction, adds an air of dynamism to the painting. We can but wonder what will happen next – will our hero successfully navigate the flames, or will he succumb to their intensity? The uncertainty is palpable, drawing us into the artist’s world of high-stakes performance and calculated risk-taking.

Ultimately, “Ignitor” stands as a testament to the power of art to capture the essence of human experience. By situating this athlete at the nexus of passion, control, and transformation, Vanstone masterfully navigates the complexities of our inner lives.  Presenting us with a work that is both thought-provoking and visually stunning.

Technical Details

  • Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
  • Oil on stretched canvas
  • Ignitor original includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Diana
  • Ships as a rigid flat canvas ready for you to mount – spark detail is not safely rollable

Additional information

Weight 2 kg