Spot Works

Studio, Studio 3, Summer Assessment 2018, Uncategorized

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After being inspired by the relationship between colour and space, with the work of Luthar Gotz and Damien Hirst, I decided to create some works which further explored the specific colours collected from my data investigation. I chose to create these ‘Spot’ works, as a relation to a site specific event, evoking the site-specific Spot paintings of Damien Hirst. I was inspired by the way, each space has its own unique assembly of colours, which are bespoke and distinct, and in my own work, I wanted to explore the relationship between colour and space, however, in a less overt and architecturally-obvious way as with my previous experiments.

In these works, I took specific colours, as randomly picked by an online tool, from my spreadsheet, and then found their complementary, monochromatic, analogous, split complimentary, triadic and tetradic using an online colour spectrum tool.

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I then plotted these different colours, on a photoshop document, plotting their placement according to their relationships seen on the above colour wheels. I wanted to create distance between some of the colours, contrasting these with some colour relationships which were incredibly similar, and therefore evoke clusters of incredibly similar colours.

I found creating these works quite liberating, as it presented a different approach to my research investigation, in which I could focus on the findings and data collected by the investigation, rather than the act of investigation itself. I am still primarily concerned with the act of investigation, however, I would also like to further experiment with uses of colour in this way, exploring space through placement, and perhaps adding meanings to this with relation to space within the real world.

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