[inside every single one of angie’s vivid paintings includes a special character sharing several tiny details, love, expressions that give a strong feeling of the human condition. its quite easy to be taken back from her different magical choices of colors which radiantly display this painful real-life intensity. by secretly providing a hidden meaning behind a melancholy portrayal, she powerfully creates sadness into a bright white light beaming thirty different shades of hope. it seemed only appropriate to ask angie to be apart of musicisart and simply let her describe how music personally influences her art.]
Since I tend to always paint with music on, it directly has a huge influence over my work. I carefully choose music which affects my mood and emotional state while I am painting by making my own playlists that I feel reflect my work through sound.
For instance I had a mix on my ipod called The House Broken Mix which I would play while making that body of work for my 2006 House Broken Solo Show. I tend to get attached to songs that have poetic moody lyrics and are quirky in some sense. It’s as if the song itself is a character… A menagerie of somber creatures inhibit my visual world so songs that accent my visions and accompany them really in my mind enrich the work by acting as a sort of fuel to rev up my soul, so I can get the images out of my head and on to the canvas.
Some Favorite Songs..
art, words & playlist by angie mason