Living Colours

 2015- 2016
 Household Paint, wood
 Instalation Dimensions Variable

‘…, like A rented apartment. It transforms another person’s property into a space borrowed for a moment by a transient. Renters make comparable changes in an apartment they furnish with their acts and memories; as do speakers, in the language into which they insert both the messages of their native tongue and, through their accent, through their own “turns of phrase,”…’ 

(Michel De Certeau,1988: xxi)

 

Exploring the relationship between painting and paint, bidimensionality and three-dimensionality, these series return to the physicality of the coloring material to modify its form: paint becomes sculpture. Through several coats, the paint is separated from the place it belongs to (a wall, a surface, a support) and turns into an autonomous sculptural shape. The chromatic selection is fortuitous as all the paint acquired are the unwanted colours that customers returned to the shop, this way the colour is used as a found object adding to the piece its own particular story. These pieces make visible the transformation of material into form and the way paint can escape its original purpose.

 

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Living colours aims to give life to paint: to make it something on its own, autonomous, that stops being surface and becomes form. Paint becomes space. The colours stop being decorative and become rupture, as the paint is no longer to be contemplated but to be walked through: it becomes door, border, limit adopting a total different dimension to that of its original use. The piece seems to be alive as it acts simultaneously as origin of a new form and renovates the use of the paint.