El Bass has been an artist at the Project Art Works studio since 2017. El Bass is interested in sound and creates paintings using the bass vibrations from speakers.
“From this practice he has created an alter ego called El Bass. El Bass has a fascination with Bluetooth speakers, this allows him to be remotely in control of sound. Hearing the sound is one way to feel but El Bass engages four of his senses. By placing a surface over the speaker, the surface vibrates and we can see the sound waves. Adding ink to the surface allows us to see the sound waves in more detail and it leaves a mark. Plus, the ink has a certain smell that El Bass likes. When working with lower frequencies you can feel the sound, the louder it goes the more pleased El Bass is.”
Written by Associate Artist, Tom Lepora.
Coastal Currents, Project Art Works studio, Hastings, 2022
Residential, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 23 September 2023 – 25 February 2024