Paintings > Auto-Serendipitous Action Paintings (ASAPs)

ASAPs are the results of Toym Imao combining sculpture and painting with the volatile nature of fire. He creates paper mache scultures that he fills with paint, shredded texts pertaining to his subject, and fireworks. Separately, he paints a negative portrait of his subject. He then mounts the sculpture on the portrait and lights the effigy up. The explosion is captured on video as a performance art of sorts. As the effigy burns, a new portrait created by chance literally rises from the ashes, as the debris is permanently sealed into the awaiting canvas.