Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington's paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become …

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London-born, Las Vegas-based artist Tim Bavington is best known for translating music to canvas by assigning sounds to corresponding colors and compositions. Bavington’s paintings are reminiscent of Op Art from the 1960s, yet possess the synthetic, digital glow of modern times. In his paintings, Bavington aligns the 12 notes of a musical scale with 12 tones of color from the color wheel. Using synthetic polymer paint, he translates audio—guitar music from The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Oasis—into vertical stripes of color that directly correspond to each note. Although his process adheres to a regimen, Bavington’s paintings remain improvisational and rely on the decisions of his artistic presence. In addition to paintings, Bavington has explored large-scale sculptures, including an installation of musical energy translated to vertical bands of colored steel.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Tim Bavington - "Sunshine Maker"David Richard Gallery
Tim Bavington: Tone PoemsMorgan Lehman Gallery
TIM BAVINGTON: SOUNDS OF SILENCEMCQ Fine Art
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Pipe Dream (Fanfare for the Common Man), 2012

Enamel paint on steel, stainless steel, (128 pipes)
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Los Angeles, Orange
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Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington's paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington …

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London-born, Las Vegas-based artist Tim Bavington is best known for translating music to canvas by assigning sounds to corresponding colors and compositions. Bavington’s paintings are reminiscent of Op Art from the 1960s, yet possess the synthetic, digital glow of modern times. In his paintings, Bavington aligns the 12 notes of a musical scale with 12 tones of color from the color wheel. Using synthetic polymer paint, he translates audio—guitar music from The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Oasis—into vertical stripes of color that directly correspond to each note. Although his process adheres to a regimen, Bavington’s paintings remain improvisational and rely on the decisions of his artistic presence. In addition to paintings, Bavington has explored large-scale sculptures, including an installation of musical energy translated to vertical bands of colored steel.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from One Place After Another: A Survey of Public Art Today
Other works by Tim Bavington
Other works from Mark Moore Fine Art
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