Moog Music 5CSQ3 by Burton Kramer
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 42 × 42 inches
106.68 × 106.68 cm
About the Work
Geometric shapes in orange, grey, red and green dance across a white ground with lyrical precision in this acrylic by Burton Kramer. Like 20th century European painter Wassily Kandinsky, renowned for his experiments with synesthesia of color and music, Kramer explores the language of visual forms and sound. The title of the painting refers to the Moog electronic synthesizer that became an industry standard after its use in an award winning 1968 album of music by Bach. Kramer trained at Yale University (MFA), The Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSc), The Royal College of Art, London (Fulbright Scholar) and The State University of New York. He gained international success with a number of group and solo exhibitions in North America and Europe. He is one of Canada's most influential graphic designers. Notably, Kramer designed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo in 1974. In 1999, Kramer received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from Arts Ontario and in 2002 was awarded ‘The Order of Ontario’ by the Province and an Honorary Doctorate from Ontario College of Art & Design. His work is in many private and public collections including the Royal Ontario Museum.