|In Freundschaft – gallery installation – 1|
|In Freundschaft – gallery installation –2|
The main challenge is how to represent the linearity of music on a single rectangle and the solution might be a series of paintings. I have made a series of linear drawings in book form, where the pen behaves like an oscilloscope of sorts. One may argue that there is just as much potential in a single painting, given that the piece of music as a whole itself possesses all the lyricism and aesthetic qualities that a painting can offer and I have made several studies with this premise in mind. Currently I have been listening to just a few bars and painting in response; and making enlarged detailed selections, as seen above.
Scale is important, and I am seeking a larger gestural solution, hence these gallery installations – all digital creations, based on a small painting 8 x 5 inches. I am seeking the sonorous qualities seen in paintings by Barnett Newman, Yves Klein and other Color Field painters, together with the gestural lyricism of the action painters such as Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly.
Watch and listen to the piece performed by Han Kim.