Music for the Eyes

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Portraits created using the power of sound will be at the heart of a stunning new exhibition opening in Valentines Mansion.

Music for the Eyes is the debut solo exhibition of the Mansion’s resident artist Jason Rose, and brings together his two great passions – art and music.

Each of the black and white portraits feature a beautiful colour effect created using musical vibrations.

Speaking about the unusual technique Jason said:
“My exhibition is about being able to see sound and music as well as hear it. I placed different colours of paint on a canvas over a speaker and turned it on.

“The colours moved, melting into each other with every musical beat and vibration, producing the unique blend of colours and patterns you see in the portraits.

“ It was like watching the colours dance over the canvas, forming intricate patterns out of the chaos of sound.”

The east London based artist also composed the music accompanying the exhibition pieces, along with a video documenting the technique used to produce his collection of work.

“This exhibition has allowed me to bring my art and music together. Music lifts the soul and is the inspiration for much of my work – the two are very much connected in my life. I’m hoping guests enjoy viewing the exhibition as much as I enjoyed producing it”, said Jason.

The exhibition is free to attend and takes place in The Gallery,Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA.

It will be open 11am-4pm every Sunday and Tuesday between March 4-27.

Guests will also have the opportunity to buy the music and original pieces of artwork from the exhibition.


About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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