The Sun Is Not Yellow, It Is A Chicken

This summer (2021) I found out that colors come from pigments, and pigments come from materials. Actual chunks of this world. I collected a range of historic pigments. Colors that Rembrandt and Van Gogh used to have on their palettes. I applied these pigments using egg tempera, an ancient technique to make paint and let my feelings guide the brush.

The exhibition took place accordingly, in an historic building from 1885 in Amsterdam. Underneath each artwork visitors could scan a QR-code to enjoy an audio tour with ten stories. One of each color. A small book was also presented with original swatches of the actual pigments used in the show.

These wonderful pictures are taken by Allard Bovenberg.




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