rgb(127, 28, 174) [...]

rgb(127, 28, 174) […] (2009)

rgb(127, 28, 174) rgb(238, 238, 0) rgb(229, 229, 229) – Phase 1

Acrylic paint on canvas, acrylic paint on wood, graphite on paper

CDEX, “Etats des lieux #3”, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, from December 14 to 17, 2009

I became interested in the rgb color space, able to translate the infinity of digital color to a binary code. I arbitrarily picked three colors (pink, yellow, gray) in a web color chart. They became the starting point to a series of experimentations in the studio. I transcribed those codes in drawings, which I then folded and traced. Some of the drawings thus created were reproduced on paintings on which I added liquid paint poured in simple patterns (stripes or grids) that intertwined when the painting was tilted. With the leftover paint, I created other paintings in which unpredictable patterns and colors are related to the process used to pour the paint.

Thanks to: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Exhibition views: Laurent Lamarche. Artwork photos: Julie Trudel.