From his studio in Düsseldorf, Germany, artist Martin Klimas‘ work begins with a multi-coloured splattering of paint, positioned on a scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker. The volume is then turned up. For each of his images, Klimas selects music – typically something with percussive potency, like Karlheinz Stockhausen, Miles Davis or Kraftwerk -which, when sent through the speaker sends the paint skyward in patterns that reveal themselves through his camera lens. For this series, Klimas spent six months and about 1,000 shots to produce the final images. Although he acknowledges the debt owed to abstract expressionism in his art, Klimas says his major influence was Hans Jenny, the father of cymatics, the study of wave phenomena. The resulting images are the artist’s attempt to answer the question “What does music look like?”