Zurich-based internationally renowned artist Fabian Oefner has a new series of photographs resembling the color field paintings of Mark Rothko and Clifford Still. The material he uses to create the colors and structures is bismuth, a lead-like element which are melted in a big pan and using a spatula, Oefner removes the top layer of the liquid material. The exposed metal immediately reacts with the air, resulting in the creation of different colored gradients. Since the artist only has limited control with the spatula and the occurring colors depend greatly on the current temperature of the metal, the final composition is very much defined by chance. Oefner takes a photograph as soon as the top layer is removed and the metal exposed to the air. The color compositions only exist for a few seconds as the metal changes in appearance both in shape in color.
See more of Fabian Oefner's work on Behance or at his website.