A Parallax in Sight and Sound

Talented painter, composer and Westminster School maths teacher Giles Hayter synthesizes abstract geometric art and uplifting contemporary music in his fifth exhibit ‘A Parallax in Sight and Sound’ at The Gallery in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch from 2-7 November 2010.


The 29 year old Oxford Maths graduate’s approach to art is experimental and multi-sensory, drawing on themes in abstract geometry for his inspiration. Allowing nature to determine the final outcome of his pieces, Giles develops innovative techniques to define the flow of paint, utilizing items ranging from cocktail sticks and nails to hairdryers and umbrellas. His canvases are often arranged onto custom-built surfaces to create 3D contours, onto which the paint is overlaid. Giles introduces his first series of glass-like collages to this exhibition, produced by dragging mixtures of paint between sheets of card before arranging the pieces sequentially. All of his compositions are charged with energy, burst with colour and plunge through numerous depths with their multi-layered surfaces.


In the exhibition, three parallel displays of striking abstract art are each accompanied by symphonies composed by Giles to complement the theme and rhythm of the paintings. Stoic Dream is a piano work, combining stride, ragtime, classical and jazz rhythms, the Songs After Summertime are performed by renowned vocalists Ann Bailey and Rachel Lynn and Crazy Music Paint Disco is a set of off-the-wall dance and electronica tunes. The music is transmitted via Silent Disco wireless headphones, combining the personal sensation of listening to music with the shared experience of others hearing and viewing the same thing.


“It would be an exaggeration to compare the art to that of Kandinsky but it does help to explain Hayter’s artistic approach. All of his paintings sing with colour and have a sonic quality that’s hard to put a finger on. “

The Londonist

Duration 02 November 2010 - 07 November 2010
Times 10am - 10pm
Cost Free
Venue Gallery in Redchurch Street
Address 50 Redchurch Street London E2 7DP, ,
Contact / / www.gileshayter.com

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