Christian Marclay discusses the concept and process behind his new body of work, in which he produces paintings that are visual representations of sounds.
The backgrounds are painted and the words are screened on top. There’s a visual confusion between what’s painted and what’s printed. The gestural action of the painting is mimicking the sounds, which were selected because they reference painting—splash, swoosh and slurp are all sounds that wet paint might make on canvas. –Christian Marclay