IMPULSE ART by PONTET
‘Impulse Art’ is a live performance where the rhythm of music inspires artist Daniel Pontet to paint with his feet and hands. It is the type of event that grew out of the Action Painting circles, a movement born in the decade of the 1950s that revolutionized the concept of art. Painters no longer approached their canvas with a set image in mind; it is an interaction between the artist and whatever the material may be before the individual's hands or feet. From this encounter derives an image, a sort of residue -the finished painting- and the canvas becomes just a witness of this moment. In this new redefinition, art is seen as an act rather than a product or an object.