Posts Tagged ‘GAMMA PROFORMA’

MARK LYKEN TASTER

April 26, 2012

Lyken is a Visual Artist & Musician based in Glasgow, Scotland.  He was among the first to write Graffiti in Scotland in the 80s & transition to Gallery work. His paintings toy with scale and time, worlds within worlds, chemical universes at a microscopic level. His music reflects this same detail, decayed sounds and transmissions shimmer in space, a melodic sea of scientific musical patterns that chime with that certain universal emotion.

Growing up, his family moved between Scotland & South Africa, never remaining in one place for longer than a year or two. This resulted in quick adaption to new situations, people and opportunities. He drew endlessly as a child and recorded mock radio shows on his Grandad’s reel-to-reel. At sixteen he asked for a drum machine rather than driving lessons for his birthday.

A restless curiosity means he continues to record, travel & exhibit, applying his abstract style to different surfaces & mediums.  His Debut album “Bit Rot” is out now on Gamma Proforma.

He still can’t drive.

Which means he’ll be getting the train down to Bristol next week in preperation for his new solo show opening at Art-el of Friday 4th May.

Here’s a little taster of what is to come.

Gamma Proforma – GP2011 Dual Channel’s. Lyken’s ‘Bit Rot’ show at XOYO London with additional live painting footage in East London.

All visuals and music by Lyken. Copyright 2011 Gamma Proforma.

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Friday 10th February – Recoat Gallery, Glasgow

February 7, 2012

MARK LYKEN SOLO SHOW OPENING – “THE LONELINESS MACHINES”

Throughout January Mark Lyken, has been Resident at Recoat Gallery, creating an installation & a series of original paintings for his solo exhibition.

The show will consist of a series of new works which he describes as “Abstract Meditations on the Digital World.”

As our interactions and communications become progressively more mediated and facilitated by technology, our connections to one another seem increasingly fragile. As we become increasingly connected through personal technology and social networks are we becoming alienated from each other and ourselves?

He will create a mural in the space and compose a piece of music that will be available for free download from Gamma Proforma from the opening onwards ( www.gammaproforma.com/lonelinessmachines ). 

The exhibition will open 7-10pm on 10th February and runs 12-6pm Tues to Sun until 4th March.

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GP2011: Dual Channels 26:08:11 Mark Lyken

August 23, 2011

Friday 26 August @ XOYO, London – 6.30pm

Exploring duality in Art & Music, Gamma Proforma’s GP2011 events feature three distinct UK artists with a common thread, they operate on Dual Channels. Three events at XOYO London during August/September 2011. Each event launches a set of Giclee prints and a soundtrack album by the featured artist. The artists will be in attendance and will perform works at the events. The first 30 attendees at each event will receive a limited edition artist’s pack that includes a signed Giclee print and hand made soundtrack. Support from DJ’s Noel Watson & Nate Thompson plus guests.

Part 2. The Art & Sounds of Lyken

Lyken’s layered & gestural work captures turbulent events & cycles along the timeline of a living cosmos. These are worlds within worlds, chemical universes revealed at a microscopic level. His music reflects this same detail, decayed sounds and transmissions shimmer in space, a melodic sea of scientific musical patterns that chime with that certain universal emotion.