dreaming upon the mystical lands
of the “lowbrow art movement,”
sweetly rests the beautiful imaginative works of
angie mason

[inside every single one of angie’s vivid paintings includes a special character sharing several tiny details, love, expressions that give a strong feeling of the human condition. its quite easy to be taken back from her different magical choices of colors which radiantly display this painful real-life intensity. by secretly providing a hidden meaning behind a melancholy portrayal, she powerfully creates sadness into a bright white light beaming thirty different shades of hope. it seemed only appropriate to ask angie to be apart of musicisart and simply let her describe how music personally influences her art.]

I have been House Broken; I am House Broken.

Since I tend to always paint with music on, it directly has a huge influence over my work. I carefully choose music which affects my mood and emotional state while I am painting by making my own playlists that I feel reflect my work through sound.

For instance I had a mix on my ipod called The House Broken Mix which I would play while making that body of work for my 2006 House Broken Solo Show. I tend to get attached to songs that have poetic moody lyrics and are quirky in some sense. It’s as if the song itself is a character… A menagerie of somber creatures inhibit my visual world so songs that accent my visions and accompany them really in my mind enrich the work by acting as a sort of fuel to rev up my soul, so I can get the images out of my head and on to the canvas.


Some Favorite Songs..

If It Be Your Will
Leonard Cohen

Mood Indigo
Nina Simone

Us Ones In Between
Sunset Rubdown

A Strange Day
The Cure

More Than Rain
Tom Waits

A Little Bit of Arson Never Hurt Anyone
Matson Jones

The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
The Magnetic Fields

Tears Stupid Tears
Daniel Johnston

art, words & playlist by angie mason

About The Author

“One glimpse is all it takes to tell you that Music Is Art is something special. You can start by judging this blog by its cover—it’s one of the best-designed, most aesthetically aware music blogs around—but there’s much more to it than just a pretty template. For one, Danielle, the “dreamer/designer” behind MIA, focuses not only on excellent music, but on art, photography and writing and how they all intersect and inform the music. By sharing the sounds and sights that inspire her, she’s inspiring a growing number of readers on a daily basis. By documenting artists’ creative processes, she’s, in the process, creating a pretty substantial, always-evolving work of art herself.” - Nerd Litter

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9 Responses

  1. Colin

    And now I’m contemplating what *my* interpretation of a ‘house broken’ mix would be… so many possibilities… amazing work and soundtrack… just ‘wow’…

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  2. Casey

    Love love love the paintings!!! Unreal colors and emotions!!! kicks my ass in such a good way.. and the playlist kicks my ass too! Great vision and taste!!!

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  3. music is art

    awww such kind comments… angie’s work is so meaningful to me, so glad you enjoyed :)

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  4. ruby

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    The official website of Burt Young has been launched. Burt Young, the Academy Award nominated actor and maverick artist, has launched a wonderful display of paintings. The website is a literal library describing milestones, film and art. He can be browsed at: http://burtyoungartandfilm.com/

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  5. julia

    what a great playlist. cohen, waits, nina simone….. mmmm.
    You should check out Matt Kanelos, who played keys for Elysian Fields for a bit. He reminds me a little of Leonard Cohen.
    (www.myspace.com/mattkanelos)

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