Hibernatic is Pawel Janicki's 4th release, and second to which I contribute cover art. The painting we chose for this one is Opal, an oil from earlier this year that came in response to music and sounds surrounding me at work in those days. It turned out to be exceptionaly good match with Pawel's spacious, otherworldly soundscapes! The album is out and available for streaming and digital download at Pawel's bandcamp site: https://pjanicki.bandcamp.com/. Much recommended!
One of the fruits of our recent exhibition is this colaboration with Pawel Janicki.
Pawel, an undercover musical prodigy living in Kielce, showed up at our opening. We had a very interesting talk and he offered some really original insights into what we presented. By the end of the evening we ended up agreeing that I should provide a cover image for his new album, finished these very days and now in mastering.
Listening to these sounds I felt they would match well with the painting I made a couple of years earlier- the image, in my own perception of it, was a visual meditation on sound - the primal vibration that brings matter into being. As such it seems very much in place in this muscial context.
Pawel's is very vast and spacious music - flowing through motifs never holding on to any. Deeply recommended - and he's offering digital version of the album as free download via Jamendo - here's thelink
This digital/photographic work of mine has been shortlisted for the 'Portraits from the Precipice' project organised by Artfinder together with Octopus Energy that funds and promotes renewable energy projects around the world - the idea behind the contest is of raising awareness about how important sustainability is and how urgently we have to start taking care - so I'm more than happy to parttake in this.