Saturday, 26 February 2011

Artwork For a VST Instrument

Above: Background for a virtual sound effect. 2011

Every once in a while I make a virtual instrument/effect using a piece of free software called SonicBirth. Its extremely geeky to use but I have got some great results from it which have helped my musical endeavors to blossom: However this is the first time I decided to make a piece of art for one. The instrument is entitled 'Bit Filter' and it sounds very chaotic hence the jumble of random letters.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Interior Landscape Series

Above: Discard. 2011, Photographic Montage.

This is my latest piece and is the start of a series which explores the relationship between the spaces I inhabit and visit and some of my most inner feelings. These photographic montages are an attempt to understand why I feel a certain sense of catharsis in some spaces instead of others. It is also interesting for me to document these places in a simple, less expressive way with no artistic intervention after actually taking the photos. My usual process is to take many photos and select a handful as starting points. Then I find a surface to work on, often one which resonates something similar to the images and finally I imply what these images could mean by scratching, painting, drawing them etc onto the surface thus binding the images with the surface to give both of them a new resonance and/ or identity. These new identities are extensions of my inner thoughts and my past experiences but this time I want to go straight to core, the initial resonance from the place itself. Ultimately I wish to explore these themes in the form of short films.

You can also find this image on the Worpress blog :THE SIGHTLES SENTINEL which are group of artists (including myself) who are based in London and Hertfordshire. The artwork is extremely varied and makes for interesting viewing as a whole and individually.