Jeff Klarin’s digital Wall of Sounds helps music enthusiasts celebrate their passion for vintage systems in a new way. His series of photographic representations of antique music technology and collections of tapes and albums, create the perfect, alternative wall pieces. He generates these eccentric, large-scale illustrations and prints them onto canvases and wood, ready to be hung.
Within Wall of Sound, Klarin explores the idea of vintage music symbols. Prints featuring iconic tape and record collections draw from his personal music library and celebrate a variety of genres: cassette tapes from the 80’s, The Beatles‘ greatest hits, and classic punk rock artists. Some display weathered record players and boomboxes–symbols of the change and development in music technology over time. Klarin’s large-scale illustrations revolve around musical ideals and trends that generations of music lovers can identify with.
Klarin operates out of Los Angeles under the business name Bughouse. Through his artwork he seeks to expand on the idea of how visual representations can combine mixed media to communicate a message. His monolithic musical art is an example of this, created to unite people under common, iconic ideals that run throughout modern culture and cause us to “question how we interrelate and thus create commonality and compassion.”
My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Jeff Klarin.