RPM is a selection of new paintings that continue to mine the relationship between sound and image. Works in watercolour, acrylics and oil are gathered in small groupings and sequences to explore the relationship between analogue and digital processes, emerging as a group of ‘sound paintings’.
These images may be viewed as analogous to chords or sound effects. The distortions and treatments in the paint signal the processing of the sonic qualities of recorded sounds, like effects pedals used to treat guitars or keyboards.
Philip Kelly is an artist, musician and designer with a Diploma in Visual Communication Design from Wellington Polytechnic School of Design and an MFA (1st class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University.