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and Notes Artist: Wayne Roberts © copyright
2002. All rights reserved
acrylic stain and painting on stretched canvas, 270cm x 148cm
This large scale painting celebrates music and the 'elements of language'. In one sense it reflects my history in watercolor, since it began as an intuitive acrylic-stain painting on canvas. In this aspect of "acrylic stain" there is also an art-historical indebtedness to the pioneering work of Helen Frankenthaller and her contemporaries. The work also is within the 'abstract expressive' tradition.
I was imagining the rich lush sound of stringed instruments and compositions for stringed orchestras. The musical score, with its staves, notes and ties is hinted at, but these have been inflected and twisted as if the very lines and dots have their own kind of visual music. The concept of 'prepositions' appealed and seemed apt to convey an important principle in art more generally - the concept of connection. The rhythms and melodic polyphony twist and turn in their irregular regularity, that kind of asymmetric regularity which is at once both musical and grammatical.
Wayne Roberts, 2002
My new theory—10 years work linking in considering and developing
links betwen and among art-science-music-math— has just been published
internet (Oct, 2004)! This makes the ideas
accessible and instantly available internationally.
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of experimental abstract art improvisations and compositions by the artist