greys. painting (2012)

© giovanni casu, 2016

greys-painting: neon gelb 808.

 

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greys-painting: neon gelb 808.

 

Acrylic on canvas, 40 cm x 60 cm.

 

The painting is the result of several research projects on perception and its phenomenological nature. The painting “produces” a nice purple-violet colour: to achieve this result I integrated the afterimage effect with an optical contrast system based on complementary colours. The colour grey is related to the Kantian concept of reality-in-itself and interacts with the illusion of purple to create an aesthetic paradox.

 

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