PAINTBOXING IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE AND IT’S AWESOME

mag813 November 1, 2014 Comments Off on PAINTBOXING IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE AND IT’S AWESOME
PAINTBOXING IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE AND IT’S AWESOME

Bart van Polanen Petel describes himself as a Dutch boxer/painter. To be clear, Petel doesn’t box by day and paint by night: His boxing gloves are the tools he uses to pound out his masterpieces on canvas-wrapped punching bags.

“As a boxer, I am inspired by this primal nature of pugilism. As an artist, I pay tribute,” Petel says in his artist’s statement. “Instead of crushing bones and shattering teeth, I use my fists to create. I use exclusively boxing techniques, with real boxing gloves. No brush allowed.”

Each painting can take up to three hours and cost as much as £1000 (about $1,680) a pop.

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