Santiago Rios (Spain)

June 2013

Living Music

This exhibition aims to show Santiago Rios’ drawings and paintings in relation to music. Rios creates his work while attending concerts; using ink and watercolors he works directly on sheets of music or programs from the concert.

The works in this exhibition are grouped by music: classical, jazz, and flamenco. Because the works are made in situ during the concert Rios’ is confined to create intimate works on portable medium. In some cases Rios digitally modifies his drawings and prints them on paper or canvas then incorporates color into the work using watercolor or oil.

For the past decade Rios has been working off of the inspiration he draws from musicians. The more engaging the musician the better able he is to interpret the feeling from the music. This exhibition aims to provide a visual reference to the beauty of the music.