Painting with Sound by Martin Klimas

For a new series of photos, artist Martin Klimas splattered paint in different colors over the diaphragm of a speaker. Turning then the volume up, the vibration of the speaker sent the paint aloft in patterns. For each image, Klimas selected a specific type of music, typically something dynamic and percussive, like Miles Davis or Kraftwerk.

For this series, Klimas spent six months and about 1,000 shots to produce the final images from his studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. In addition to the obvious debt owed to abstract expressionism, Klimas says his major influence was Hans Jenny, the father of cymatics, the study of wave phenomena.

All images © Martin Klimas (via)