SONIC NETWORK NO.8
3–27 NOV 2010
Since the 1990s, John Aslanidis has been exploring the relationship between sound and vision. In each painting, Aslanidis uses colour and line to create chromatic intensities that resemble the experience of listening to music. Aslanidis is interested in portraying an “optimistic vision”.
Aslanidis describes this new series of work as “sonic currents”. He explains:
“This latest phase adds another level of complexity, and interactivity, between the intersecting patterns in the paintings. My intention is to create imagery with a sonic resonance where there is no start or end point. They capture a fragment of infinity and represent a sense of a perpetual change.”
Heavily influenced by the field of electronic music and its sub-genres including dub, minimal techno and hip hop, Aslandis was a member of Clan Analogue (a collective of electronic sound and visual artists) during the 1990s. He has achieved international recognition and has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas including regular exhibitions in New York at Tobey Fine Art from 2001 to 2008.
Most recently John Aslanidis was included in Sight & Sound: Music & Abstraction in Australian Art at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. In 2011, he will undertake a 5-month residency in New York at the prestigious Location One. He will also exhibit twice
in Berlin at dr. julius I ap. The first is a group show titled Constructive / Concrete / Multiple opening on 16 December 2010 running until February 2011. The second opens in October 2011 and is a collaboration with sound artist Brian May.