Quartet is four physically separate paintings which overlap to form one work. As a musician and visual artist, I’m fascinated with trying to convey musical experiences visually. Quartet was an attempt to create something as much ‘more than the sum of it’s parts’ as ensemble music is.
Emphasizing instruments over musicians is partly due to aesthetics — wooden instruments are beautiful — and partly to experiences of ensemble and orchestral music as being more about the music and the group than the individual.
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