Patrick Rapati: Eight Drawings for Invisible Cities
New work by Patrick Rapati will be showing from Thursday 23rd November- Friday 22 December.
Opening 6pm Thursday 23rd November.
"This set of drawings are based on the orchestral score of Solea di Diomira by Dinuk Wijeratne. The drawings themselves are strongly influenced by Cy Twombly's work titled Poems to the Sea. Within the drawings are visual references to Joan Mitchel's abstract aesthetics. And finally, the original music by Dinuk Wijeratne is an homage to Italo Calvino's book titled Invisible Cities.
The gist of these drawings are to remind viewers that new art is often influenced by the art of other artists. My take on this paradigm is to adopt the idea directly and fully give credit to the artists who inspired and influenced this work. The only novelty may be the notion of using music for the compositional structure, I should add that it is not the sounds of the recorded music that is used but the actual score which is used as the visual motif.
Lastly, the final passage of text of Calvino's Invisible Cities is a plea to respect and facilitate those who make our present day existence more tolerable. These drawings may serve as an enticement for more people to read his book and discover the passage for themselves" - Patrick Rapati