OMA 30: 30 colours

Somehow, for me, colour went out of colour somewhere in the late eighties. There are two kinds of colours. The ones that are integral to a material, or a substance – they cannot be changed – and the ones that are artificial, that can be applied and that transform the appearance of things. The difference between colourand paint. After an initial outburst of the use of paint at the beginning of the century – was it the easiest way to transform, to get rid of history? -attheendofthe 20th century, we are committed to the authenticity of materials or even more, to materials that announce their own dematerialisation. The idea of a ‘range’ has become tiresome and uninteresting. Paint in this instant seems brutal as colour is given by glass, plastics, artificial light, translucencies and transparencies, a kind of universe of quietness and disappearance.

pp. 187; spiral binding. Publisher: V + K Publication, Blaricum, 1999.

ISBN: 9789066115729| 9066115726

ID: 16411

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Somehow, for me, colour went out of colour somewhere in the late eighties. There are two kinds of colours. The ones that are integral to a material, or a substance – they cannot be changed – and the ones that are artificial, that can be applied and that transform the appearance of things. The difference between colourand paint. After an initial outburst of the use of paint at the beginning of the century – was it the easiest way to transform, to get rid of history? -attheendofthe 20th century, we are committed to the authenticity of materials or even more, to materials that announce their own dematerialisation. The idea of a ‘range’ has become tiresome and uninteresting. Paint in this instant seems brutal as colour is given by glass, plastics, artificial light, translucencies and transparencies, a kind of universe of quietness and disappearance.

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