Pay close attention to the man wearing a respirator. Surrounded by strange paraphernalia, he hunches over a sheet of copper, mysteriously coaxing undulating swirls and vibrant hues to the surface. He’s no mad scientist, nor is he a tortured artist. Northern California native Stephen Bruce is not a cliché — he is a phenomenon.
Though he has only been showing work since June of 2006, his acid paintings on copper have already been seen in over 20 TV shows, such as (House, Revenge, Big Bang Theory, Law & Order LA, Californication) and movie sets (Iron Man 3, Horrible Bosses, The Avengers and The Social Network)to name a few, selected to decorate the 2008 Sunset Magazine Idea House and garnered art festival accolades.