I have been working with colour this week, by painting large strips onto A0 paper. I found my self doing this in a desperate attempt to connect with materials. I am still struggling to find a concept behind my work, but moving back into colour is a familiar place for me….
I then decided to cut these out and then arrange them across the wall..
I wasn’t very satisfied with the fact that you could see the white paper from underneath the strips and also the tape I was using to stick the strips to the wall kept coming away.
I then decided to paint the other sides of the strips and use velcro to attach the strips to the wall, which worked much better..
The downside of this work I think is that the colour isn’t as solid as I would have liked, particularly the green. This is household water based gloss, which actually dries brighter when applied. Unlike acrylic paint which dulls after application.
The next idea I wanted to work with was with some Vacuum Form plastic. I love the shiny surface of this material, it’s elasticity and the bright colours you can get.
I devised a system of using dark to light colours and repeating the process until I came to the end of the lengths. Then using clear tape to secure the lengths together..
Inspirations from artists are:
Gehard Richter 4900 Colours
Here Richter uses the denomination of chance with a computer program to determine which colours go together in each panel. Using Enamel paint. Mixing the colours himself.
Serpentine Gallery, (2008) Gerhard Richter's 4900 Colours: Version II At: http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/gerhard-richters-4900-colours-version-ii (Accessed 17/11/15)
Jim Lambie, Zobop (1999) Lambie uses coloured tape working from the outside in of a space which, in turn creates a rippling design on the Scottish National Gallery.
Generation Scotland (s.d) Generation At: http://generationartscotland.org/artists/jim-lambie/ (Accessed 17/11/15)