Sometimes it feels like everything’s been done. Every idea has been had. Every thought is already yesterday’s news. Every attempt at being “original” too easily becomes derivative or uninspired. So when an artist comes along with a truly unique point of view, and especially one that is both simple and brilliant, we can’t help but take notice!

Gioj De Marco is one of those artists. Her series, Unison, is a fascinating approach to capturing the feeling of sound on canvas. Her affinity for mixtapes, and their unique tailoring to their intended recipient, inspired Gioj (pronounced like “Joy”) to collect and reinterpret these musical compilations in an innovative and expressive visual way. She says “this series is ultimately an ode to music; a photo-sculptural attempt at grounding it physically, to make it present even when silent.” And to achieve this, Gioj literally lets the music do the painting. Check out her brilliant process here:

To see some of the stunning results of Gioj’s work, take a moment to peruse her online gallery. Each piece is labeled with the particular song that helped create it, and the results are absolutely gorgeous. Her pieces are expressive and emotional. The depth, movement, and color of each piece is unique and specific to its corresponding song. (The main image on this post is “Don’t Play No Game” by Beastie Boys, w/ Santigold.)

Gioj also employs a custom framing technique, which preserves the stunning blend of colors in a way that makes them feel like they are in motion, as if the paint is still swirling as the last notes of the song hang in the air. It’s an absolutely captivating collection overall and we can’t wait to see more from Gioj!

Here are a few of our other favorites! From left: Miles Davis “Ah-Leu-Cha”, Radiohead “In Rainbows”, and Little Dragon + Swayzak “Twice/ Another Day.” Click to expand for an up-close view!

Miles Davis "Ah-Leu-Cha" by Gioj De Marco        Radiohead "In Rainbows" by Gioj De Marco - Unison        Little Dragon + Swayzak "Twice/ Another Day" by Gioj De Marco - Unison

We salute you, Gioj!

Never stop creating, Froggies!

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