Synaesthetic Paintings by Rhys Cowe

Synaesthesia: [si·nuhs·thee·zhuh]. A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.

Rhys Cowe is a Cheltenham based Artist whose Abstract Expressionist Paintings are centred around his optimistic and spiritual view of life. Inspired by a wide range of music, his vibrant and dynamic marks depict an overall sense of rhythm and melody.

"As far back as I can remember, whenever I heard music, I saw vivid colours in my head, and just assumed that everyone did! I later realised that this was the result of quite a rare condition called Synaesthesia (see above) where the senses are merged together, as the message is confused before it reaches the brain. As an Artist, rather than seeing this as a defect, I have embraced it as a gift, and now, all of my work is heavily inspired by music!"


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