Monday, November 28, 2011

John Aslanidis

I always wondered, where could Op art really lead? I think John Aslanidis has managed to take the optical tricks of the 1960's and 70's Modernist movement and added content of representing sound in a visual sense. I have been looking for artists that represent a kind of sound wave or multiple sound waves in a painting. I enjoy Aslanidis' approach of overlapping the sound waves like ripples in a pond. You still get a nice vibration in you eyes and you can easily imagine layered sounds. Like nearly all hand made hard edge paintings, the amount of tape used to create the lines is a great deal. I would think Aslanidis has a mountain of tape by now.

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