A multidisciplinary artist and experimental musician with synaesthesia, Jake-Andrew's practice is centred around the way the mind can perceive audio stimulus as colour, texture, shape and movement.


Aiming to explore sensory perception, Jake-Andrew documents the emotional and physical response to the relationships that exist between colour and sound.

After being classically trained on a multitude of instruments from a young age, he realised there was something different about the way he experienced and thought about music. It wasn't just an audio experience, the notes and tones were vivid colours, shapes and textures etched into his conscious perception.

Working closely with music and sound, Jake-Andrew's work is created by translating his synaesthetic visualisation of sound into a tangible form, and by layering the colours, textures, tones and movements onto canvas. From these composition paintings, he manipulates the static final compositions digitally, creating cascading projected colour  video and sound sequences that are mapped digitally to fit their surroundings, becoming audio-synchronous visual narratives, or a synthesised synaesthetic environment.

This work is his invitation to the outside world, welcoming them in to his relationship with colour and sound and inviting them to question their own perception. We all have a relationship with colour and sound, and his paintings are expressions of his own. A kind of expressive, physical performance that allows him to create projected installation environments. A synthesised synaesthesia. An immersion within sound and colour where the two can exist as one, if only for a little while.

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