‘Sound & Vision’ By Shepard Fairey

Posted by Fabio 4 October 2012

Shepard Fairey presents his first London exhibition in 5 years, entitled Sound & Vision. He brings along friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork, opening at StolenSpace Gallery on October 19th and on exhibition through November 4th, 2012.

Sound & Vision, the exhibition title is taken from the David Bowie song of the same name. Bowie has been a major influence on Fairey, because he was able to master music and visual presentation with equal virtuosity. Music is an artistic medium that Fairey reveres almost more than he does visual art. He comments: “Music is visceral, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics, with their content and politics, and the style, politics, and personalities of the musicians themselves. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is much more able to reach people hearts and minds.” The artist hopes to be able to induce in people, even a fraction of the emotion that hearing a new song or listening to a familiar one can evoke.

Sound & Vision, will incorporate a diverse array of mixed media works, which embody both the political and social influences on Fairey’s work, particularly that which are directly inspired by music.

Shepard Fairey
Sound & Vision
StolenSpace Gallery
19th October – 4th November 2012