LONDON.-Featuring three different artists, music speaks is an exhibition that announces the first collaboration between Bar Vinyl and Vinyl Rulz in the heart of Camden.
The exhibition has naturally come to life since the venue, Bar Vinyl has a history as a special music venue having nurtured many DJs, musicians and other people in the music industry, which certainly has owed much to the area of Camden in which it is based. Three visual artists from three different backgrounds showcase their own tributes to the music they love, which will invite the viewers to feel its spirit.
A Brazilian artist Leonildo Maciel challenges the subject music speaks presenting his latest work 'Silence: Symphony of Rest'; a series of 8 small drawings directly painted onto CD covers. Silence in the piece, represents people and their life and he explores the importance of silence and rest in general. All the 'figures' in the drawings are made up of the signs called 'rest' in the written musical language which literally denote an interval of silence of a specified duration. Metaphorically it suggests 'life and rest', 'time and pause', 'people's silence and their trajectory... How do we understand the meaning of music when silence is given the priority?
A British painter Charlie Pi, his tribute to Tupac will be shown in one of his pieces Tupac Angel. A Table top meets oil paintings, drift wood transformed into wings on Ja Rules shoulders. His works are described as painted constructs; Art Povera meets Baroque give a new life to discarded objects as wall pieces. Nothing is conceptual, nothing minimal, all about luscious colour and sensational creativity.
A British born Chinese painter Edwin Barrington Lue-Shing plays with colour which captures the moment in the lives of our legendary musicians. Jimi Hendrix finds himself in a red mood and Mr Cool Jazz, Miles Davis is caught in an outstanding purple light and contrasting dark shade. Edwin was one of the British born Chinese artists who presented The Year of Pig; Inside Out exhibition in Trocadero in Piccadilly in January 2007.
Since its recognition as the first designated DJ bar in London in the early 90s, Bar Vinyls affinity with music has been tightly developed together with a record shop Vinyl Rulz (located downstairs from the bar). The exhibition is a joint force that will question what value we give to music in the digital era of the 21st century.
Special features during the exhibition include the opening live music by Menino Josue, one of the new voices of Brazilian contemporary music, and the weekend specials by Dont Panic and other music companies will bring heat waves to the hottest event to kick off the New Year.