Artcast 002: Jonas Palzer & Summer Hart
Metamorph’s Artcast series focuses on the idea of Synesthesia, a condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another. Featured in our second Artcast is DJ & Producer Jonas Palzer and artist Summer Hart who specializes in etching, drawing, and figurative painting.
Jonas Palzer is a berlin-based producer & DJ who’s music can be best categorized in the genres of house, deep house, and techno. His most recent solo EP on LACKREC, In the evening there is feeling, invokes much emotion with powerful melodic synths, deep driving bass lines, cutting high hats, and a distinct personality that you can only find in Jonas’s productions. He also transfers this personality into his DJ sets where he frequents clubs all across Germany. Having played at well respected venues such as Rex Club, Anita Berber, and About Blank; he is a unique artist who is carving out a name for himself in the music scene. For this Artcast, Jonas recorded one of his signature sets which Summer Hart used for inspiration for a mixed media piece that was specially made for his mix.
Having gone way out her comfort zone in terms of materials and imagery, to create this piece Summer incorporated many different styles and techniques. She listened to the mix in bits and pieces at first. When she had a stretch of time, she sat down with a pen and made marks while listening to the mix in it’s entirety. Over time and a few more listens, Summer realized she wanted to create a murmuration-like shape that was colored in neon against a neutral, blackish background. She has taken many of the different techniques she’s acquired throughout her art career to create the stunning piece she did for us for this podcast. Having been trained in printmaking and book arts, Summer combines traditional elements of etching, drawing, and figurative painting with a taste for the gothic, abstract, and decorative. Her more recent series explore the psychological space of figure and portrait paintings, Victorian photography, and the weird zone in which zoological illustrations turn into images of childhood.