Edgewood College, 1988, Masters
Stick Vega works with high speed fuse and gunpowder to create primitive, modern and explosive art. Vega’s “pop” expressionism paintings and photoworks originate in ancient drawings, graphic art, and emotional observations. Through a process of laying fuse, gunpowder, stencils, paint, and scraping he creates his paintings in a sudden burst of energy that unites the shapes, colors and texture. Stick believes that when the fuse is lit, anything might happen. It is at that moment that true art exists.
Stick Vega was born in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin - Madison receiving a BS in Economics and Mathematics. Stick went on to obtain his MBA from Edgewood College. He was owner and CEO of WinterSilks and on his travels to China developed a love of minimalist art and gunpowder. Stick sold the company in 2006 to pursue his passion. He creates and blogs from his studio - The Blast Factory - in Madison, Wisconsin and the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
Dreamworks. Los Angeles. CA
Atlanta Capital Group, Atlanta, GA
Gennas Lounge, Madison, WI
Smart Studios, Madison, WI
Tempest Oyster Bar, Madison, WI
You can find select work at www.stickvega.com. And, you can follow me at facebook.com/stickvega.