The project consisted of Eleven total paintings to create the body of work. Each painting representing a song, and the lyrics of the song, to the follow up record by Fetish "Silver" on Green Days, Adeline records. The follow up record consisted of Eleven recorded tracks and each lyrical track was to be painted during the recording process. Lyrics written by Matthew Olyphant, lead singer / songwriter of Fetish, and also the artist.
The goal was to capture through paint and words, using composition, and color, the lyrical content and energy of each song. Using only spray paint on canvas each painting was to be painted to completion before beginning the next. Similar to the recording process, each piece required layers of content, patience, and finding that true meaning of the songs content. The three pieces represented here were purchased by private collectors in San Francisco from public displays of the artist work upon completing the process and the Eleven pieces of work.
The collaboration was directly between the artist and the lyricist. Transforming the recorded audio songs and lyrical content from works of music and sound, into works of color, paint, and ultimately each song into its own piece of art.
The works created in this body of work were said by some to be the most unique and interesting pieces created by the artist to date. Layered with content, color, and composition using simply words, these paintings are captivating and draw the viewer in. With the obscure use of only words and color, the more you look, the more you see. The recorded track and its meaning, poetically is captured in paint, along with the vibrant energy. This combined, transpired onto a silent canvas speaks volumes to the viewer through color and words spray painted on the canvas.
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