John Aslanidis has completed his major site-specific commission for Longchamp’s Omotesando boutique in Tokyo’s Harajuku precinct.
Taking one month to complete, the 84 sqm wall painting extends across three levels and is now open to the public.
This commission is in keeping with Aslanidis’ elegant chromatic paintings which offer a vision firmly grounded in knowledge of physics, mathematics and music theory. Colour is liberated, and balanced by greys and blacks married to complementary opposites to create high contrast and compositionally resolved works.
To read more there is an interview with John Aslanidis and i-D Vice Magazine Japan regarding the Longchamp project here.
SONIC NETWORK NO. 17
27 SEPT – 21 OCT 2017
OPENING WEDNESDAY 27 SEPT, 6–8PM
Gallery 9 is proud to present Sonic Network No. 17, a new series of paintings from Melbourne based artist John Aslanidis. This exhibition follows the recent completion of Aslanidis’ major site-specific painting for Longchamp’s flagship Omatesando boutique in Tokyo’s Harajuku precinct.
Sonic Network No. 17 extends Aslanidis’ ongoing exploration of the visualisation of sound in art. Combining intuition with scientific precision, Aslanidis renders sonic waves with rhythmically interpenetrating concentric lines. His complex patterns and carefully selected chromatic intensities are experienced like musical scores that emanate sound and vibration. They harness both an arresting elemental stillness and an endlessly pulsating movement, like spinning planets and orbiting moons.
John Aslanidis has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne and New York for almost three decades. Recent achievements include a six month residency at the prestigious ISCP International Studio Program in New York (2016), a survey exhibition at the Australian Consulate-General of New York (2016) and the recently undertaken commission for the Longchamp fashion label in Tokyo (2017). In 2016 Aslanidis also exhibited in Berlin, presenting his sixth collaboration with sound artist Brian May.
Aslanidis is represented in the collections of Artbank, The University of Sydney Art Collection, New England Regional Art Gallery, Westmead Children’s Hospital, Melbourne Arts Centre, Allens Linklaters and numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe and the USA.