Monday, 29 January 2018

Sense of Belonging

Sense of belonging
                                                   Mixed Media and pastel 2017
                                                    Mixed media and pastel 2017
                                                   Mixed media and pastel 2017

                                                      Mixed media and pastel

The desire for social bonds and connection with others, is the theme for these art works.

This is the state I am in now. Striving to relate and care for others and to feel a satisfying involvement with a learning community.

In a sense it is a topic related to “Home” another theme I explored in 1995. Home then and now. To which one feels accepted, respected and supported by others in the school of social environment. A place with regular contact, and stability. Without it one feels isolated alienated and loneliness.

The colours are symbolic and represent a new phase. The overlays of the exhibition “home” over new art works represent two mid streams. The one of contentment the other, sadness and isolation.
They are mixed media – pastel and photography overlays.

The stills are part of a video by this name.

Arlene Rabinowitz©

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

Art Works March 2017

I have a few new sketches in pastel. It has been an art journaling process.

There was no pre-conceived method, I just let the pencil "dance" on the page
to the rhythm of the music, giving contrast when needed. To some I drew blind that
is with eyes closed. I concentrated on line, texture, colour and shapes
All were done to the same song "Black Night" live version of Deep Purple.

I will use the images in overlaying technique in various future art works.

My new web site has been revised. Take a look. Comments welcome.


Arlene Rabinowitz

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

Visual Music Set 51

The following images were drawn to Deep Purple's "Green onions/Hush and Black night" live versions.

I see and hear shapes from the music and these are translated on the page real time. 
There was no pre conceived idea of what the image will look like. I began drawing 
from left to right. An exhilarating experience both mentally and visually. 
The instrumental sounds surround the cube shapes and there was no pausing 
while drawing them.

There is also a section, in colour where I drew "blind" this was towards the end of 
making the image. The spaces were expressed through the point where instrumental 
music was played. There was factors of proximity and distance, convergence, 
progression and regression which were influenced by the sound, and depicted in 
colour, direction and overlaps. All lines, spaces, colours and volumes interact to 
set up space tensions.

There was also sensitivity to the pressure of the pencil on the medium, soft or hard, and in all direction overlapping lines.

I worked with layers in colours, listening to the same song a few times until the layers were completed.

Arlene Rabinowitz

Pastel on paper
©Arlene Rabinowitz

Monday, 18 April 2016

Blue Vibes

Blue Vibes

This is one of the many visual music abstract art works I have done to Deep Purple’s piece-“Green Onions-Hush”. Deep- Purple being my favorite band has exceptional musicianship and never fails to excite me. Drawing to their music is a great joy, it enriches textures and brings rhythm into the works.

In this work there is a play between blues, reds purple and yellows, bravery, loving kindness and beauty. As always the piece was drawn real time to the music.

Blue Vibes
Pastel on paper

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Shooting Star

My Latest art video.
Shooting Star
Way back I had a day dream of a man’s tear drop falling to earth in a shape of shooting star.
I was overcome by sadness and profound yearning. The connection materialized, exceeding boundaries. The process began with drawings in linear form in pastels on scroll format. Bearing in mind the emotive responses felt during the dream.
The art was drawn to D.J Aphrodite’s song titled “Woman that Rolls” from the album Aphrodite 1999. A befitting sensual beat for the piece.
The video was however, at a later stage assembled using various still shots of the art work to the music of Demma K. Music: “Os Sons do Inconsciente” from the album “Entre Cores e Sons” published by Demma K 2007.

©Arlene Rabinowitz

Monday, 07 September 2015

Rapture - Special merit award

The painting was made entirely after the song "Rapture of the Deep" by Deep Purple band.
That is drawing real time to the music rhythm and beats.

The theme does not relate to the lyrics. This is my own interpretation of the song.
I used the theme of dance to portray rapture, the passion felt between two dancers using vibrant colours that symbolically convey their love for each other.

This art work was included in the 5th Annual Open art Exhibition, Light Space and Time on line
Gallery, Special merit category, ” Aug 2015

                                             63x68 cm
                                             Pastel on paper



Sunday, 23 August 2015

Graphite Sketch

Graphite mark making art done to Deep Purple's Highway Star. Using different pressures of the pencil on the media with accordance to the sound that completely shaped this piece.

                                 40x24 cm
                                 Pastel on paper

Monday, 20 July 2015

Set 49

I have not yet decided to title the works I am working on, these are works in progress for a short video. But works are surrounded around the theme of trees and what they mean to me.
I used drawings to real time music (Jazz Mezzo Forte), real time and superimposed these to reference photographs from my library. These are comprised of different textures, dots and depict the shape of the lines done from the sounds of the music.

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Arlene Rabinowitz

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