VISUAL ARTIST: DAN RAMIREZ
The “Satunarius” painting series is inspired by a suite of seven piano compositions entitled, “Visions de l’amen.” by Olivier Messiaen the French Catholic composer of religious music. This series focuses on the second composition, “Amen des etoiles, de la planete a l’anneau,” which is said to take as its musical subject the stars, and Saturn, the planet of the ring. The interplay of light is inspired by the “red/blue light shift” in physics and its function as a spiritual metaphor. The prints are digital and hand-colored and the paintings are 4’ to 6’ - oil/micaceous iron oxide/acrylic on panel and canvas.
The approach at this point is a playful give-and-take and integration of musical responses by composer Dembski to a set of aesthetic and formal images generated by me. Composer Dembski will respond as the project progresses toward a resolved form and/or format that best incorporates both mediums of expression.
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