77 Million Paintings by british musician Brian Eno
February 24, 2011 Leave a comment
Image: “Scott Beale / Laughing Squid”
ikonoMenasa is delighted to broadcast, for the first time, Brian Eno‘s work 77 Million Paintings. The work is to be shown on the first Friday of every month, starting April 1st until June 2011. Brian Peter George St.John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, commonly shortened to Brian Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, music theorist, singer and visual artist, best known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Conceived by Brian Eno as “visual music”, his latest artwork 77 Million Paintings is a constantly evolving sound and imagescape which continues his exploration into light as an artist’s medium and the aesthetic possibilities of “generative software”. He first created 77 Million Paintings to bring art to the increasing number of flat panel TVs and monitors that often sit darkened and underutilized. The work is a morphing amalgamation of 296 images, overlaid in random sequences and set to Eno’s ambient music. As the title suggests, there are 77 million possible combinations, ensuring every viewer sees something different. The work proves to be meditative, slow and vibrant as it splashes across the screen.