Frank Briffa at Cargo Fleet
Venue: Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet
When: 11/09/2015 – 16/10/2015
“Links already exist between music and the visual arts – there is a shared vocabulary, for example, composition, colour, texture, tonality, chromaticism.
In my paintings I am not primarily trying to illustrate anything but rather trying to find pictorial equivalents to the musical language of a particular piece, although figurative elements do creep into some of the paintings.
The music must have some degree of complexity in terms of counterpoint and harmonic progression before it suggests imagery. A piece of music will also suggest colour to me, and its structure or architecture will give ideas about composition (in the pictorial sense), the rest is to do with whatever effect a piece has had on a subconscious level.”
The paintings selected for this exhibition all have their origins in specific musical works – some are a response to an entire piece while others are based on a short passage within the work.
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