In the rhythmic pulse of classic Rock and Roll, I find the inspiration for my latest series, "Chromesthesia." As a New York City-based artist, my abstract oil paintings serve as a canvas for the synesthetic translation of sound into color. Chromesthesia, defined as a condition in which nonvisual stimuli, such as sound or smell, cause the perception of color, becomes the guiding force behind this exploration, offering viewers a sensory journey through vibrant and dynamic hues.
My creative process is inseparable from the sonic landscape that fuels it. Each painting within the "Chromesthesia" series is a visual manifestation of the energy, emotion, and spontaneity inherent in classic Rock and Roll music. Immersed in the rhythms and melodies, I translate the auditory experience into a visual language, capturing the essence of each beat, riff, and lyric on the canvas.
Vibrancy is the heartbeat of "Chromesthesia" ~ "chroma" (color) and "aisthesis" (sensation). Through intentional and bold use of color, I invite viewers to experience the music through their eyes. The canvases pulsate with vivid reds, electrifying blues, and pulsating yellows, creating a visual symphony that mirrors the intensity of Rock and Roll. This deliberate infusion of color serves not only as an aesthetic choice but as a direct translation of the auditory experience.
Light and form play essential roles in enhancing the visual impact of my paintings. The interplay of light and shadow accentuates the depth and texture within each piece, allowing the colors to radiate with a luminous quality. Mastery of form captures the dynamic movements of music through bold and expressive shapes that dance across the canvas, inviting the viewer into a visual journey of rhythm and harmony.
Abstract expression is at the core of "Chromesthesia." By embracing the absence of representational forms, I create a direct and visceral connection between the viewer and the essence of music translated into visual language. The abstract compositions encourage interpretation, inviting the audience to explore their synesthetic responses and forge personal connections to the music.
"Chromesthesia" is more than a collection of paintings; it is a harmonious blend of auditory and visual stimuli, offering a unique and vibrant perspective on the intersection of music and art. My hope is that this series not only engages the senses but also invites viewers to embark on their own synesthetic journey, finding resonance and connection in the marriage of sound and color.