ORIGINAL PAINTINGS | PRINTS | PHREAK MUSIC | SOUND ART | STREET ART
“DON’T YOU WONDER SOMETIMES…ABOUT SOUND AND VISION?”
'Sound & Vision' - David BOWIE
ORIGINAL MUSIC ART PAINTINGS
MUSIC GRAFFITI is a series of original physical paintings exploring the feedback creation loop and phase space transformation between Sound & Vision, Music & Art and Physical/Digital dimensions.
Each painting represents the interpretation and transformation of a musical idea or thought into a visual concept.
The single large black music note is inspired by a first wave street art aesthetic, and acts functionally as an identifier and visual key to the concept.
This is a music painting. There is more to experience here.
Beyond the initial transformation between audio and visual sensory forms, the paintings are also the genesis node of a feedback creation loop that encompasses sound & vision, music & art, original PHREAK MUSIC, physical/digital dimensions and augmented reality.
SONIC VISUAL PATTERNS
The naming convention for each individual painting is one of the 24 (standard western) musical keys, plus a number. For example, ‘D Minor III’ is the third MUSIC GRAFFITI painting in the key of D Minor.
The key for each painting is selected by scanning the background pattern through a combination of visual synthesizers, and selecting the key that produces a sound that best complements the visual effect. Essentially, the paintings produce their own ‘music’ and the choice of key is then determined by the sound produced.
This secondary transformation across the audio-visual border is part of a process called ‘FEEDBACK LOOPS’. The audio stems generated in this process form the base elements of a full soundscape for that painting.
TEXTURED SONIC CANVAS
The MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings feature textured three dimensional ‘architectural’ surfaces.
These tactile background surfaces replicate and substitute for the physical ‘wall canvas’ that is typically associated with graffiti / street art.
The degree of texturisation varies across individual paintings and series of paintings. ,ranging from a light rendered effect to a rougher ‘Béton Brut’ style. The latter draws heavily on the influence of the ‘pilotti’ of Le Corbusier at ‘Unité d'habitation’ in Marseille.
The surface relief effect also offers a third dimension of sensory sound input within the FEEDBACK LOOP process.
12 NOTES / 24 KEYS / 12 PAINTINGS / 24 PRINTS
To replicate the 12 standard notes, and 24 standard keys in (western) musical theory, only 12 MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are created in any one year, with a limited edition of 24 fine art giclée prints reproduced from those 12 paintings.
Just four physical paintings are released for collection in the HYPERMARKET in any one year as part of the NEW ART FRIDAYS drops on the third Friday of March, June, September and November. The limited edition prints are released one week later on the fourth Friday of the same months.
If you can't wait for a NEW-ART FRIDAY drop, then check out the Open Reels selection of MUSIC GRAFFITI art prints and giclée prints. The Open Reels selection is available in the HYPERMARKET and features three different classic MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings.
MUSIC | ART | SOUND | VISION
“It’s all sound, it’s all vision, it’s filling your head full of music and sound…”
— Peter Wagg, Producer, ‘Max Headroom’
The physical MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are the ‘genesis node’ within a long-term creative process called FEEDBACK LOOPS.
The artistic premise behind the FEEDBACK LOOPS project is to start with a single visual symbol of music/sound - the MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings - and then to explore a sequence of recursive phase space transformations between the sensory spaces of Sound & Vision, Music & Art and physical/digital forms.
FEEDBACK LOOPS artworks include FRACTAL and/or FRACTURED GROOVE digital art MP4’s PHREAK MUSIC soundscapes, audiovisual collages, augmented reality installations, etc
FRACTAL / FRACTURED GROOVES
"Destroy a canvas and you make shapes" - Gustav Metzger
A key node within the FEEDBACK LOOPS process is the FRACTAL/FRACTURED GROOVE series of soundscape mixes.
The visual sonic pattern from the paintings are transformed into video and sound ‘stems’ that are then remixed to create a new audiovisual form.
The recursive cycle between physical/digital and sound/vision is completed by the inclusion of the audiovisual remix as an augmented reality (AR) layer to both the original MUSIC GRAFFITI painting and any/all reproductions of it.
BUY ART | SUPPORT MUSICIANS
MUSIC GRAFFITI TIP JAR
"The music business is a plastic shallow money trench where pimps and thieves run free and good men die like dogs" - Hunter S Thompson *
The ‘MUSIC GRAFFITI TIP JAR’ program supports music charities and projects by donating 10% of all MUSIC GRAFFITI sales in the HYPERMARKET to a nominated cause. This includes original paintings fine art giclée prints, lifestyle art prints, and any MUSIC GRAFFITI spin-offs.
So when you buy any MUSIC GRAFFITI piece from this website you will be contributing directly to a program to support emerging musicians or charitable music causes.
(* The Hunter Thompson quote is actually a popular misquote but is just too good not to use)
HOW TO BUY?
SHUT UP & TAKE MY MONEY
12 MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are created each year, however, only four are available annually for general collection in the HYPERMARKET,
New paintings are released four times a year in time-limited NEW ART FRIDAY drops on the third Friday of March, June, September and November.
Details of the next NEW ART FRIDAY drop are below, with an opportunity to get priority access to the drop, along with updates, previews and work in progress, by joining the NEW ART FRIDAYS newsletter.
Each painting comes with a letter of provenance and authenticity, and is securely packaged for global dispatch. International shipping is free to over 100 countries.
The MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings have dimensions of approximately 61cm (W) x 91.5cm (H) x 3.8cm (D) - 24” (W) x 36” (H) x 1.5” (D)
NEW ART FRIDAYS
NEW ART FRIDAY 'drops' are quarterly releases of new MUSIC GRAFFITI artwork in the HYPERMARKET.
4 MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are available per year for general collection, with two new paintings released on the third Friday of March, June, September and November.
A limited edition print run of just 24 fine art giclée prints of those paintings drops exactly one week later on the fourth Friday of the same month.
Both collection windows are time limited, with each painting available for collection for just three days, and the prints only available for seven days.
Check out NEW ART FRIDAYS for more information on how the drops work.
To get updates, previews and early access to the NEW ART FRIDAY releases just drop your email address below:
NEXT MUSIC GRAFFITI DROP
NEW ART FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 22nd 2023
1 x NEW MUSIC GRAFFITI PAINTING
FINE ART MUSIC GRAFFITI GICLÉE PRINTS & ART PRINTS
PRINTS...AND THE REVOLUTION
"Well I'm here looking through an old picture frame….Just waiting for the perfect view”
'Editions of You' - ROXY MUSIC
LIMITED EDITON GICLÉE PRINTS
EDITIONS OF YOU
Fine art museum quality giclée prints of the MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are released in limited editions of 24 per original painting.
Printing is undertaken by a specialist professional print lab using archival ink on specialist Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm fine art paper.
The giclée process produces the highest quality reproduction of the original image with archival longevity.
Texture is a key component of the original paintings. The layers of paint and architectural / masonry elements produces a tactile three dimensional surface that adds a further layer to the visual sonic schema. The use of giclée methodology and textured fine art paper produces a depth to the printed image that emulates the originals.
Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist statement explaining more about the individual artwork and its place within the MUSIC GRAFFITI concept.
As with the original paintings, the prints can be activated in augmented reality to display the accompanying digital audiovisual artwork.
NEXT GICLÉE PRINT DROP
NEW ART FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 29th 2023
24 LIMITED EDITION FINE ART MUSIC GRAFFITI GICLÉE PRINTS
MUSIC GRAFFITI ART PRINTS
A limited selection of MUSIC GRAFFITI images are available as 250gsm designer Art Prints.
The prints feature a selection of 'Open Reel' MUSIC GRAFFITI images that are not limited to a specific edition number.
The design for the prints was originally created for the MUSIC GRAFFITI exhibition at Arroz Estúdios in Lisbon, in September 2022.
The prints are produced on a high quality 250gsm silk art poster paper with matt lamination. They are available in a choice of A4, A3, A2 & A1 sizes.
As with the original paintings and fine art giclée reproductions, the prints can be activated in augmented reality to display the accompanying digital audiovisual artwork.
MUSIC GRAFFITI | UNLIMITED EDITION
"Unlimited edition...With an unlimited supply" - E.M.I. Sex Pistols
'Open Reels' is a selection of MUSIC GRAFFITI images that are available as open edition art prints and fine art giclée prints.
The images are taken from a series of MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings that have not been offered for sale, nor ever been released as a limited edition print.
The images are available as 310gsm fine art quality giclée prints or as 250gsm designer art prints in a choice of sizes.
The Open Reel giclée editions are printed using the same high quality process and materials as the limited edition fine art MUSIC GRAFFITI giclée prints.
SOMETIMES SIZE DOES MATTER
Whether your choice is a high fidelity fine art textured Giclée Print or a silk smooth matt laminated 250gsm lifestyle Art Print, there is once common factor to consider:
The original MUSIC GRAFFITI paintings are all painted on a canvas with dimensions of 91cm x 61cm (approx 36" x 24").
The highly detailed fractal scale of both the visual sonic patters and background strata are best viewed at a scale as close to the original as possible.
Fortunately, both Art Prints and Giclée Prints can be ordered in large scale formats that display the complexities and detail of the original images.
OPEN REEL GICLÉE AND ART PRINTS
If you can't wait for a New Art Friday drop then the Open Reel selection of MUSIC GRAFFITI fine art Giclée Prints and designer Art Prints are available in the HYPERMARKET with Free Shipping to over 50 countries.
10% of the purchase price from every print will be donated to the MUSIC GRAFFITI Tip Jar program to support emerging musicians.