Matthew Burrill, Spring 2020 BFA #2 Exhibition
Matthew M Burrill: Artist Statement
Musical Abstractions: An Interpretation of Sound is a series developed around my emotional response to sounds and music. I spend time with the music. I listen to it on repeat. I allow it to envelop me, to capture me. Then I begin to set up for the session. I feel the heartbeat of the sound as I contemplate my approach to the individual painting. Considering composition, colors, gestures, I rely on anything I can to mentally prepare. The music acts as my guide. It’s meditation for me. The ritual of it all provides a deep level of depth. I channel my soul into this work. Without this approach, I find I cannot perform. Once the hour is complete, I am ready to begin painting.
I hit play.
I let out my breath, and the music begins.
Here is the result of my emotional journey.
Burrill, Matthew, "Matthew Burrill, Spring 2020 BFA #2 Exhibition" (2020). Exhibition Videos and Artist Statements. 5.