Bradley Hart is a contemporary artist who uses a groundbreaking medium.
The bubble wrap pieces are individually injected with acrylic paint. The work looks like pixelated photorealistic images, containing snapshots of important people captured by Hart, given as part of his own personal photograph collection, or powerful images from other sources.
Hart is aware of the exchange between paint and air inside one of those small pockets. So, as the paint is injected into a bubble the excess drips down the back of the piece.
After all of the bubbles that he needs to fill are filled the drippings are surgically removed from the backside.
Another unique part about using this medium is that after removing the drippings, the impression that is left becomes a derivative of the original. Viewing the two together is an entire experience.
The inspiration for his medium came from a few past memories where overzealous security guards instructed the patrons not to touch the art, combined with a leftover roll of bubblewrap from his first solo show.