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Hong Kong art gallery Art Supermarket presents Visions & Sounds, a unique encounter between painting and music. Visions & Sounds features new work by Hong Kong-based Canadian artist Tao Stein and music by renowned New York jazz trio Claude Diallo Situation. The show opening and concert is at Art Supermarket, 5pm on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.
Tao Stein’s paintings aren’t images of other things, they are first-order objects. From the figurative through varying degrees of abstraction, painting represents the world (subject) on canvas (object). Stein’s non-representational abstraction takes us to the pure limit where there is no separation between subject and object. He presents new worlds for exploration, creating sensations of intrigue and mystery, while deferring to the viewer a total freedom to form inferences and compose their own imaginative structures. The new work created for this exhibition, Flatness, is a world of spheres intersected by the flat planes of the canvas, creating intricate and beautiful circle mosaics.
Stein’s creative process is unique. While many contemporary artists use commercial software packages or tools to create their work, Stein programs the computer directly. He begins with an idea, and creates it all the way from the bottom layer of geometry and abstract math formulas, through the implementation in code, up to the final painting. This intimate and detailed process is tied to the strong originality and sincerity of his work. Flatness, builds on work shown earlier this year in Beijing and Venice. Stein received the PhD in Computer Science from Harvard and studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Claude Diallo Situation
Based in New York, this trio will display their striking talent and bring some New York jazz flair to Hong Kong. With performances at the New Vision Arts Festival 2012, live recordings at RTHK radio, and club performances around town, the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Claude Diallo has already built a strong following among the Hong Kong music scene. Here as the Claude Diallo Situation , he is accompanied by his longtime collaborator bass player Curtis Ostle, as well as jazz drum legend Eliot Zigmund.
Diallo will introduce new compositions of his own and smart arrangements of jazz standards. Await a thrilling concert with fresh energy, virtuoso improvisation and true love to the music. The Claude Diallo Situation plays with refreshing cohesion and dynamism, with Diallo leading the way with robust technique, cleverness, and a palpable sense of joy.
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