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Tim Bavington: Physical S.E.X.
Artist: Tim Bavington Title: Physical S.E.X. Date:2005Medium:Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, three panels Dimensions:6' x 13' 5" (182.9 x 408.9 cm) Description: "Bavington interprets rock-and-roll guitar solos by translating the sounds, beats, and rhythms of individual tracks into paint. Having elaborated his own twelve-hue color chart, he assigns a particular color to each note, and the width of each painted band corresponds to the note’s length. Black is used for pauses; it echoes the color of audio speakers and the look of obsolete "boom boxes." In this work the artist has rendered in visual terms a guitar solo from the song "Physical S.E.X.," by the contemporary British band Darkness. "Each part of the composition is presented in a specific order with a specific duration to a passive listener," Bavington notes of his painting. He invites viewers to "begin at different points, to scan and meander across the canvas, creating our own chronology."
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Beautiful work. He almost reminds me of Vir Heroicus Sublimis by Barnett Newman, just with a bit more color going on, hahaha.
3 years ago·Reply
@dillonk Lol, I guess he does have a Newman feel to him. I'm not too sure on the painting your talking about though, same thought but totally different aesthetic.
3 years ago·Reply