© giovanni casu, 2016
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.