Literally One week before Covid-19 Lock down in Ireland I had finished a painting (Yet to be handed over at time of writing because of said Covid-19 restrictions) which was a pilot study for what I call FutureGIG.
The Lanigan Abstract pieces were painted retrospectively up until this pilot. FutureGIG allows musical performers to inform fans of their collaboration with Lanigan Abstract at an upcoming gig. A particular song will be filmed on the night which we will then turn into Artwork and merchandise celebrating THAT particular performance on THAT particular night. This is an opportunity to connect with fans who will be there on that particular night and offer them a truly personal gig/concert going memento. Excellent pre-order sales opportunity.
The "Off The Grid" project was a "Staged Retrospective" meaning we asked the musicians to sing a piece purposely for the painting to happen at a later date. The selection of the venue has particular significance for me as it was the closest village to us when we moved to Ireland from Bristol in 1980. As an interesting side story is that Tommy and Maria who performed in the video are now the current owners of my childhood home. Every Lanigan Abstract piece tells a story. What's yours?
It's always nicer when others speak well of you. So take it away Maria O' Shea Enright!!
"Chris's influence on us as a group has been to make us realise how special and unique our session is. No two nights are the same and the "one take" element captures this. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Watching Chris paint was memorable and linked us, the musicians, to the finished piece. I am delighted with how it turned out. We very often sing on Winter's nights round a fire and the Colours we chose represent that. I wish Chris every success. His enthusiasm is both boundless and contagious". Maria