A Cigarette Lighter As Paintbrush

Paris-based artist Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, aka Stak and Olivier Stak, uses only a cigarette lighter to create his ceiling masterpieces. A self-proclaimed suburbanite, he was intrigued by cities while growing up. His work is clearly influenced by street culture and graffiti art yet exhibits the nearly impossible symmetry of more classical art. Some his works are beautiful floral motifs, while others appear to be haphazard scrolls and dots. His art has decorated abandoned buildings as well as gallery ceilings. More photos after the jump. [Dornob via Dude Craft, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine]

“Dentelles” — Burned paper

Czech Symphony — Flame of the lighter on ceiling