13.04.11 by Jeff

Tony Orrico

Mesmerizing performance drawings by artist and dancer Tony Orrico. He is a human spirograph, performing works for up to 4 hours continuously!

Performance drawings by artist dancer Tony Orrico

Watch the videos below!


Performance drawings by artist dancer Tony Orrico

Performance drawings by artist dancer Tony Orrico

Performance drawings by artist dancer Tony Orrico





  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

    so funny and so powerful – amazing work

    • http://www.dswac.ca John S -R

      great performance. I cant help feel it eeds musical accompaniment

  • sepanta

    So the order and symmetry

  • http://heyitsalexp.com heyitsAlexP

    Watching him makes my wrists hurt.

  • alinazarzar

    wow! this is something I`ve never imagined before! Great job and great muscles!

  • nanu

    so, this is kinda funny…i actually did a spirograph performance like this my first year of college. it was only for 10 minutes though..in 25 degree weather. Awesome to see someone else expand on the idea

  • http://www.kfmgallery.com Kristin Forbes-Mullane

    very cool…. looks like a serious workout.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeshakejuice/ Carolin

    WHATTHEHACKoÓ

  • http://camp-discovery.blogspot.com defuca

    I like watching artists work, and this is friggin awesome.

  • jm

    How much does he charge for these? interesting to see time vs price.

  • Joel

    Just watching this makes my neck ache! Really beautiful, though…

  • http://gobedrock.com/ Aimee @GoBedRock

    This is seriously AMAZING.

  • http://www.mp-webdesign.co.uk Kelly

    At first sight, I thought the top image was made of hair. I love the intricacy and depth of the drawings that give contours. The way he performs his art is inspiring, it’s like a child at play but creating something so much more intelectual.

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  • Rain

    I love it so much when people incorporate their entire bodies into the making of their art. It gives the pieces such a unique sense of movement. It involves the mind in a whole different way. Agh! This stuff is great!

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  • terzpa

    looks silly but the result is really nice
    courious how it looks from small distance

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  • http://www.bingbangpouf.wordpress.com Marianne

    Stunning. It’s a must see. This guy have a extreme patience.

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  • chroniczny

    can’t be unmoved watching it, splendid work.

  • Pamela

    He is such an inspiration for me to make art and work out lol. What a craetive idea, Ive never seen anything like this before! Lovely

  • Zach

    pretty cool, but I can’t believe people started clapping in unison for over a minute at the end of the first video. no one ever do that during a performance piece.

  • http://tonywestphotography.com Tony

    I walked by the pieces he did, standing, today. I knew they looked familiar!

  • http://val-erie.blogspot.com valerie

    very, super, amazing. unbelievable discipline and consistency in muscle movements. really love you work, you inspire me. :)

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  • Alan

    Awesome creative art.

    Well done, young man!

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  • http://www.ullasaar.net ulla

    This is utterly brilliant! What a fascinating idea!

  • http://dragonimages.net dragon

    very strange art

  • http://drmagus.com tom

    This is very inspirational. I would love to experience this live.
    I can’t help responding to person who felt that there should be music. The sound of the pencil on the drawing surface is in itself a kind of music, and very alluringly rhythmical. Any music would surely have to start from the cue of these sounds.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      totally agree, the sound is essential to the piece. one of my pet peeves is random music thrown over the top of everything – sometimes i am really annoyed by the music playing at an art show and wish i could sit and stare at a piece in silence

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  • BRIZ

    AMZING i love how he puts so much energy into it. stress releiver thats for sure haha. & what beautiful peices of artwork he produces, the way he goes about doing it is so jaw dropping. at 1st u dont evn know what to think..then next thing you know you have just watched a 10 min long youtube video haha its great. kind of reminds me of swimming..idk i just kno i likey

    • Hippo

      Fascinating! It would be nice to hear some beats going along with the performance, e.g. taiko

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  • http://www.authenticbjj.com/ Authentic BJJ

    How amazing! Would love to be able to do something like that! :)

    • so stupid

      really??
      do you have trouble holding a pencil? and/or spinning in circles?