John Aslanidis, Andrew Christofides, Trevor Vickers


John Aslanidis Dislocation no 7 2001

Andrew Christofides Mud Brick 2006

Trevor Vickers Untitled 2007-08

Selected Work from the 1990s
27 August – 19 September 2015

Featuring: John Aslanidis, Andrew Christofides, Trevor Vickers

TREVOR VICKERS pursuing the flatter and more minimal abstraction of his generation with an increasing attention to painterly finish;

ANDREW CHRISTOFIDES further developing the spatial ambiguities that have long been present in much of his work;

JOHN ASLANIDIS exploring a sensory dimension between vision and sound.


267 Church Street Richmond VIC 3121
Tues – Sat, 11am – 6pm
p: (03) 9427 0140

Sonic Network no. 14


1 – 25 July 2015

Featuring Sonic Network No.14 oil and acrylic on canvas 304x488cm

Gallery 9 is excited to announce a forthcoming solo exhibition of new work by Melbourne-based artist John Aslanidis. The exhibition will present the Sonic Network no. 14 the latest in the series and the largest work Aslanidis has made to date (305 x 488 cm). Sonic Network no. 14 was recently included in a major exhibition, Colour Music curated by Anthony Oates for the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra (August – September 2014) and will be shown at Gallery 9 alongside a new generative sound piece by Berlin-based sound artist Brian May. A new series of Sonic paintings will also be included in the exhibition.

John Aslanidis 'Sonic Network no.14' 2014 from Allan Cooley on Vimeo.

In the creation of Aslanidis’ Sonic Network series, the artist uses sets of mathematical (algorithmic) intervals to structure the paintings’ compositions. These are relative to a symmetrical grid on each of the four or eight panels which make up the whole. Aslanidis’ unique process involves the creation of layers which interpret his vision of sound similar to moiré patterns (wave-like fabric). Where they intersect he is demonstration of the multiple sine waves’ interactions via audio interference.

Aslanidis has collaborated with Brian May in recent years on a number of exhibitions: Sonic Network no. 8 at Melbourne arts centre The Substation (Nov, 2012), Sonic Network no. 9 at dr Julius–ap in Berlin (Oct 2011), at White Box in New York City (Mar 2012) and also at Kunsthalle Beacon (NY, USA). Also in the USA in 2012, Aslanidis participated in an exhibition Emergence and Structure touring Pennsylvania and Florida. In 2012, he also completed a large scale painting commissioned by the Arts Centre Melbourne, Sonic Network no. 11 (2012) for Hamer Hall


Originally from Sydney, currently living and working in Melbourne, John Aslanidis has shown since the 1990s in both cities and with Gallery 9 since 2006. Aslanidis has also regularly shown in New York since 2002 previously with Tobey Fine Arts and currently with Ethan Cohen Fine Arts as well as dr. Julius–ap and Galerie Kai Hilgemann in Berlin. He is a former recipient of the Australia Council’s New Work Grant and The Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant and in 2011, Aslanidis undertook a five month residency in New York at the prestigious Location One. Following this his work was exhibited in New York in Sounds Good at Location One and Sound and Vision at McKenzie Art. His work is represented in the collection of Artbank and numerous private and corporate collections in Australian and overseas.


9 Darley St, Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010 Australia
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 11am-6pm Sun-Tue by appointment
Tel +61 2 9380 9909

Sonic Network No.15

Sonic Network no 15

30 September – 18 October 2014

Featuring Sonic Network No.15 oil and acrylic on linen 244x304cm

Inviting us to intertwine our rational side with our intuition, John Aslanidis’ elegant chromatic paintings offer a vision firmly grounded in knowledge of physics, mathematics and music theory. His colour and line create a poetics of the interval – the space between – and blur the normative boundaries between what we see, hear, feel and experience through time. He calls his paintings “fragments of infinity.”

Aslanidis generates energizing systems of graphic, linear, multi-centred repetition, avoiding hierarchical composition. Colour is liberated, and balanced by greys and blacks married to complementary opposites to create high contrast, as surely and compositionally resolved as when our eyes take in our daily environment – the foregrounds and backgrounds, interiors and exteriors, micro- and macro-cosmos that coalesce into our visible world. Our immersion in his rhythmic, tactile visuals calls up the shimmering cadence of the cicadas’ song or, perhaps, the ineffability of wave theory.

John has exhibited throughout Australia for over 20 years. His work is currently represented by galleries in Australia, New York and Berlin, and he has receivedgrants from the Australia Council, Arts Victoria, the NSW Ministry of the Arts and the Pollack Krasner Art Foundation (US). He has worked extensively in collaboration with composers to install his work with their music written in response to his paintings, to create a multi-sensory experience. Carol Schwarzman


555 Brunswick Street New Farm QLD 4005 Australia
Tel 07 3358 6555 Mob 0412 301 355

Colour Music

AUGUST 14 – SEPTEMBER 28, 2014

Featuring Sonic Network no.14 oil and acrylic on canvas 304x488cm

COLOUR MUSIC brings together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch, harmony, movement and musical notation.

A core of historical works by Roy de Maistre, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Jozef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski and Frank Hinder provides the framework for contemporary artists who are also engaged with the rapport between music and the visual arts.

Extended forms of painting using light, performance, kinetics and musical collaborations continues the preoccupation with synaesthesia that haunted the modernist project.

Video/film works from the 1980s, an immersive installation by Botborg, painted ‘compositions’ by John Aslanidis, John Nixon, David Sequeira and Cathy Blanchflower and collaborative performances round out this exhibition curated by Tony Oates.

Drill Hall Gallery (ANU)

Kingsley Street, off Barry Drive, Acton T +61 2 6125 5832
Hours: 12-5pm Wednesday to Sunday