Milan Grygar is a Czech painter and graphic designer. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Brno and the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. His work mainly focuses on the relationship and links between the visual and aural aspects of artistic expression. In 1965 he created his first acoustic drawing. Grygar recorded the emergence of these acoustic drawings on tape recordings. Since the end of the 1960s he has also created “tactile” acoustic drawings, where he joined sound with the gestures of the human body. During the mid-1960s, he created a series of conceptual scores based on acoustic drawings. At the end of the 1980s, Grygar returned to painting (the series Black Paintings, Polemics with a Square, Antiphone), but where the role of sound continues to be important.
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