Yep: Brazilian Painter Uses Pot Smoke As Art Medium

August 21, 2012


Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque (pronounced 'hockey' and not 'roach' like it should be) creates art with pot smoke by repeatedly blowing the smoke at a piece of paper with a stencil taped to it. :/ Art, ladies and gentlemen!

It takes him a week to do a single print -- blowing about five joints of smoke onto a paper daily.

Smoking marijuana is illegal in Brazil, but some of Rocque's pot-stained prints are selling for $2,500 each. A show featuring the work opened last week at an alternative gallery in Rio's stylish Ipanema neighborhood.

*non joint related coughing* $2,500 apiece?! I'm in the wrong f***ing business. Brobro here is smoking five joints a day, finishing one print a week and selling them for up to $2,500? *does the math* That's it, somebody drive me to the nearest medical dispensary, I'm getting an ounce. Then I'll need you to take me for some fro-yo. But only one of the places that lets you add the toppings yourself. I'll show you a true artiste at work!

Hit the jump for several more shots including a finished piece of Arnold Schwarzenegger which may or may not be an homage to him smoking that joint in 'Pumping Iron'.




Thanks to daniel, who creates art the old fashioned way: with the dried blood of his enemies. See?! Now that's what I'm talking about!

  • :\ BroBro makes 100k a year (counting on weeks he doesn't "work"... and failed pictures)

  • ZomBBombeR

    I don't care what anyone says, this combines two things I enjoy, stencil grafitti and pot smoke XD

  • Guest

    That is one interesting medium. If this was done with tobacco instead, would it be a much darker hue?

  • ZomBBombeR

    Actually it probably would be darker, I find Ganja to be a lighter colour but stickier, where as tobacco is sticky, but also darker both due to the present tar in tobacco. Using both for different textures would be interesting.

  • n_a_a_s

    I passed a few difficult tests in school following this same method, not art class though which is probably why I only got a C :/

  • bigalosu

    If you use glitter and glue instead of pot smoke on the stencil, then all it is is a kindergarten art project. I like the creativity and "technique", but I don't really see the talent.

  • adsfadsfadsf

    At least its a tad more involved than being yet another guy to fill a fishtank with his urine and sink a jesus statue in it. There are literally 5 different guys who've done that as high art. Also this way its punny.

  • TheCheapGamer

    I once took this wicked shit that left a stain on the bowl after flushing.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    did it look like Elvis?

  • theartcritic

    An artist with no real talent and a drug habit makes art!

  • yup... thats called art... the drugs make you able to make it... and making it makes you able to buy moar drugs o.o...

  • JimmyThr

    That could be anything that has ever been made

  • Let's legalize it (for Arts sake)

  • adsfadsfadsf

    meh, medical pot is as retarded as old timey medical whiskey and I've had enough hippie friends tell me to quit drinking and smoking is better for you to turn me off that crap. I'll take an irish priest's liver over cheech and chong's combined brain matter.

    Even if it does have a valid medical use smoking to get it is as dumb as chewing on raw willow bark for the asprin content.

  • Rebekah Young

    Drinking kills 1,000,000 each year. Cannabis kills 0. Your pothead friends might be onto something... Did you know that Americans can outdrink almost any european in one sitting? So much for your "irish liver" lol.

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