Colour Action: an exploration of values and shifting modes in painting
This visual arts research project aims to investigate colour and composition. The interest relies in how an image that incorporates three-dimensional aspects emerges through interaction between monochromatic and modular components that are deployed within an expanded field of painting; that is to say, within a field of activity which deconstructs the frame of painting and explores colour, surface and plastic values, in a spatial context.
The study aims to investigate colour and its manifestations; particularly in it’s potential to generate affective responses. The project’s main interest arises from a question of how the image in art emerges from visual-material relationships, and, then transcends the bounds of the painted surface into pure sensation.
The approach taken engages interaction between the formal and the playful, between rational planning and contingency, within sites of visual and spatial potentiality where intuition, chance and improvised response generate unique configurations.