I am being very picky about the albums chosen here, this is an ongoing series of Electric Paintings, interpretations, pieces painted during the time it takes to listen to a very electric album just once. I’m rather enjoying the challenge on this series so far. The series started as a reaction to the “Electric” theme of the May 2022 Art Car Boot Fair. Hopefully, 13 were painted ahead of the fair, and there why stop there?
“Electric” was the theme of the fair this time and to me electric says kranked up guitars, the smell of over heating amps and loud loud rock music. Electric music isn’t polite, it isn’t quiet. Electric music is raw, visceral, music is emotional, something you can taste, that electricity in the air. The process involved throwing on a very electric album, turning it way up and while it plays (just once) painting the cover of that album on a fresh blank canvas, the paintings will take no longer than one play of the album, the painting had to be fast, alive, reactionary, instant, flawed, the paintings need to be as raw as the music. Album covers interpreted and concluded during the time it takes to listen to that album just once.
And then as I get further in, does it always have to be kranked up? Aren’t New Order rather electric? Or Kraftwerk, what about Bob Dylan’s first electric recordings?
The first 13 in the series were painted for the Electric edition of the Art Car Boot Fair that happened in late May 2022, there is a limited edition print release of each of the 13. Further prints are available via the link you just passed. The series will go on now and again when the right album demands the right attention, prints will be released…