Land Marks is a visual and audio body of work by artist and musician Richard Knox that explores gestural and experimental textures using ink and sound.
Art and music woven together. Chance happenings that remain permanent.
The walls, pavements, bridges and fields serve as unrelenting inspiration. Constant presence. The grit, rust, water, paint and decay, a perpetual mark maker on these everyday experiences. Otherworldly contours. The permanence of happy accidents. The unintended that somehow resonates. Inadvertently. Captivating points of discovery on the familiar commute. Pay attention to your surroundings, to the details, to the seemingly familiar. Look deeper. Explore beauty in the decay.
Musically, Land Marks explores long-form drone composition, recorded to tape, predominantly using electric guitar. Distorted, broken motifs struggle through layers of reverb. Subtle pulses flicker in the distance. Bowed notes appear and fall away. The sound rooted in improvisation, in experimentation, in collapsing textures.