Hunter Roberts is 28 years old and from Denver, Colorado. He studied classical upright bass at Denver School of the Arts, and graduated with a degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Denver. Roberts has been playing music professionally for over 10 years, and while music performance is his main source of income, he creates commission work in the visual arts for the past 5 years.
Roberts writes, “The process of practicing/performing music and creating visual art has many congruencies and I love to see how each one informs each other. Many of my pieces of visual art are inspired by settings that I have experienced in the music world, and often depict abstract angles and shapes that are present in jazz improvisation. Studying music with countless teachers throughout the years has allowed me to develop discipline, technique, and recognize the importance of securing fundamentals; all of which are transferable to the world of visual art.”
Recently he has been focusing on work with linoleum block prints. Roberts enjoys this medium for its strong contrast, as well as the practicality of being able to share the image with many different people. His current project is combining both a song and block print into one overall work. The end result will be a recording that contains musical information that will inform the imagery, perspective, and dimensions of the linoleum print. Roberts is excited to see what other ways he can manifest his interest in visual arts and music.
Image courtesy of the artist.
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