Since the 1990s, Melbourne based John Aslanidis has been exploring the relationship between sound and vision. In each painting, Aslanidis uses colour and line to create chromatic intensities that resemble the experience of listening to music. Heavily influenced by the field of electronic music and its sub-genres including dub, minimal techno and hip hop, Aslandis was a member of Clan Analogue (a collective of electronic sound and visual artists) during the 1990s.Read More
He has achieved international recognition and has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas including regular exhibitions in New York at Tobey Fine Art from 2001 to 2008. Aslanidis’ work is held in numerous public and private collections, and his paintings were included in the landmark exhibition Good Vibrations, The Legacy of Op-Art in Australia at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne, Australia in 2002. Aslanidis has received numerous awards and grants including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for 2004 and a New Work Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2006.
In 2010, his work was included in Sight & Sound: Music & Abstraction in Australian Art at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. In November 2010, John had an exhibition titled Sonic Network no.8 at Gallery 9.
In 2011, John did a 5-month residency in New York at the prestigious Location One and his work was exhibited in New York in Sounds Good at Location One and Sound and Vision at McKenzie Fine Art. He also exhibited twice in Berlin at dr. julius I ap. Constructive / Concrete / Multiple was a group exhibition at the beginning of the year. The second show is a collaboration with sound artist Brian May.
For a city consistently referred to as Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has had a track record of casual disregard for the vigorous cultural activities that have been occurring in its midst. It has seemed odd at best, that despite healthy acquisitions of contemporary...