Tim Motzer – abstract paintings
“As a guitarist— texture, atmosphere, landscape, harmonic color, and line all come together to form the whole. Sonic texture and layering are major components in my music. I am exploring this approach within my paintings, as one medium reflects the other.”
TIM MOTZER is widely known as an innovative and visionary guitarist, composer, improviser from Philadelphia. Over the last 20 years of recording and world touring, Motzer has carved out a distinctive sonic niche with his guitar artistry collaborating with musical luminaries David Sylvian, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ursula Rucker, Burnt Friedman, Can’s Jaki Leibezeit, Markus Reuter, King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto, and King Britt among others. His solo and collaborative projects are documented on his own label, 1k Recordings, across 35 releases—and still growing. In addition, in the world of contemporary dance, he creates and plays musical scores for international performance, workshops, and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Painting abstracts has been a past time for 20 years on and off between concert tours around the world. The results, in many ways, illustrate visually what his music may look like.
“My goal is to try to paint what I hear. My vision comes from the same source. As I play guitar— texture, atmosphere, landscape, harmonic color, and line all come together to form the whole. Sonic texture and layering are major components in my music. I am exploring this approach within my paintings, as one medium reflects the other. Working in the different mediums produces fresh ideas and new perspectives which influence both side of my work. Within both, I am searching in the unknown for beauty and a sense of wonder.”
Listen to Tim Motzer’s extensive catalogue of solo work and collaborations here: https://1krecordings.bandcamp.com/
Motzer is currently painting large scale abstract works 36in x 36in and 48in x 48in with acrylic and graphite on canvas; in a variety of sizes on paper; and handpainted CD covers. This will be his first series of paintings for upcoming 2018 gallery showings in Philadelphia. More news forthcoming.
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photos of Tim Motzer by Olinda Del Mar Photography
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