The show is described as ‘a unique synthesis between the worlds of art and music’ as seen through the eyes of infamous Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir.
In Jazz, Thierry will exhibit his new works that explore the harmony of art and music and his depiction of instruments certainly draw many allusions to Picasso. The exploration and refinement of his use of line as a primary tool will emphasise his work, elevating simplicity in form an execution to the primary concern.
Visitors will find themselves in a sensory experience as soon as they enter the gallery space as large scale sculptural works and fully playable musical instruments will embody the feeling of his works in a physical space. These sculptures are a collaboration between Noir and Chris Tsonias.
Chris Tsonias’ practice sees discarded materials like paper and fabric reimagined into sculpture, musical instruments and functional audio speakers. Music has long been central to his work, expressed through beautifully crafted, original sculptural forms of fully functioning violins, cellos, flutes, recorders and other instruments. For Jazz, Tsonias brings to three-dimensional sculptural life a selection of Noir’s most iconic images and characters.
Alongside the exhibition a series of new screen prints based around the theme of Noir’s musicians will be released. Howard Griffin Gallery has also commissioned several new murals to be painted throughout the course of the exhibition by Noir in London.
Finally, the exhibition will feature a unique musical performance in which specially designed instruments in the form of Noir characters will be played live.
Howard Griffin Gallery London
189 Shoreditch High St
25 June, 7PM
Photos by Michael Wickham – michaelwickham.com