Our Colour, 2016
Does colour change the way you feel? What does it feel like to be inside a rainbow? For the 2016 edition of the Bristol Biennial British artist Liz West invited visitors to drench themselves in the spectrum. West transformed architectural space and turned colour into an immersive and embodied experience by refracting light through carefully arranged coloured theatre gels. A vivid world was created, exploring human visual perception and how colour affects our emotions and our bodies.
Oil on canvas.
Red flux, 2016
Red flux I, 85x65cm, oil on canvas.
Colour layer 14 + white, 2016
Using a combination of prefabricated materials, and allowing their more vernacular fabrication methods to influence the further deployment of fine art materials, colour layer 14 + white is an assembly comprising of ascending sizes of plastic sheets built from one point and then finally interrupted in its own space by arbitrary lengths of black, (in this case black bamboo), these interruptions act as a catalyst to disrupt the otherwise systematic appearance of the colour body.
LONG BOXES – 12 colours, 2017
Sheila Ravnkilde showed LONG BOXES – 12 colours, and BOXES – 24 colours at Harrington Mill Studios in 2016
The LONG BOXES activated the long wall. The viewer was offered a constantly changing experience of the work as they walked past, the eye invited to pause and focus on the qualities of both the individual boxes, and the whole wall.
BOXES – 24 colours drew the eye on entering the exhibition space. This wall offered a constantly changing experience of the work and the relationships between the boxes, as the eye scanned the wall.
The boxes in both pieces of work were built up with layers of acrylic paint and glazes.
The work was installed to work with the exhibiting space, heightening the viewer’s experience of the space.
Published 23 February 2018