In the past Swiss artist and scientist, Fabian Oefner has used the basic scientific principles of centrifugal force, magnetic fields, and opposing chemical compound mixing, e.g. oil versus water, to create his work.
The series Marbelous shows an unusual look at the properties of oil, as colorful marbles of oil paint float in a solution of water and methylated spirits. Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner previously as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural forces such as sound, centrifugal force, and even magnetism. In these new images the photographer turned his attention toward air pressure by harnessing the power of the popped balloon. Oefner covered modeling balloons in thick layers of acrylic paint and photographed each one milliseconds after popping it with a needle. The resulting effect captures the paint as its driven simultaneously inward and outward.
Art exhibition at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi: 28 October 2014 – 14 February 2015
Swiss Tower JLT, Dubai: 18 February – 30 October 2015