These original scratch-off paintings are a testament to risk and chance for all who enjoy collecting art. Some of the work contains a chance to profit beyond the actual possession of the work. By scratching off the secondary painting to expose the original painting, you will find what hides underneath. For some, collecting these works will offer a form of restraint. Some may want to keep the paintings in their presented state. For the collector, it is a WIN/WIN situation.
Scratch-off lottery tickets is a novel way that exposes our inquisitive character. A mass of people enjoys risking their earnings when it comes to certain situations based on the potential for profit. These conceivable outcomes may have instant-gratification and surprised discovery. It is enticing for most to think about the chance of winning and how it is just within reach.
The final reveal, like the opening of a gift, also gives a natural euphoria during its presentation. The secret concealed within can be a source of delight or dismay. The alluring urge to beat the system in place and uncertainty only happens when you choose to participate.
The paintings presented are essentially two paintings. The first painting is the original work and the second painting conceals the original artwork underneath. A select few artworks will contain a specific detail only known to the artist that will let the collector know they will receive an additional prize. The only thing to identify the winning artwork is on the original face of the work that is underneath the secondary painting. The collector must then decide if they want to scratch off the secondary painting to reveal the hidden image and possible reward.
Description and Care of Work:
The original work is spray paint on wood panel coated with resin surface. The secondary painting is made of a scratch –off medium similar to a lottery ticket. The scratch -off medium can be a vinyl sticker that can be removed carefully and cleaned with mild soapy water. Larger works will have an actual painted acrylic based mixture. To remove the secondary painting, the artwork will need to be gently soaked in a thin layer of water only on the surface of the painting and left for 30 seconds. The water is then wiped off and then a scraping tool (e.g. plastic wafer) can be gently used to avoid scratching the resin surface. If the secondary surface becomes difficult to remove, repeat the original process from the beginning.