Colour and the creative process in contemporary practices: connecting pictorial and architectonic languages through chromatic relations

This paper belongs to a developing practice-based research on the use of colour as groundwork in the creative process of contemporary painting, analysing specifically its influence and significance in the artistic practice that somehow connects pictorial and architectonic languages, mainly in the field of expanded painting.

The study is a consequence of the author’s experience as a painter, whose work always privileged colour as an element that transforms spaces, their representations and the way we perceive, receive and experiment them. Besides an appropriation of architectonic language to pictorial space, the author is interested in expanded painting, where new possibilities of interaction between painting and the architectonic space, through colour, are explored. Moreover, the distension of painting to real space causes new preoccupations with the relation between colour and space and between the spectator and the perceived work, a relation that can be more physical and interactive.

The research aims to conduct a reinterpretation and contextual redeployment of the act of composing and creating through colour in artistic contemporary practices, emphasizing the cases of artistic works that represent an abolishment of the frontiers between painting and architecture. It is a fundamental objective to explore, experiment and analyze the transformative potential of colour in those projects, approaching colour subject trough the artistic object and valuing the experimental component of the investigation.

Year 2013
Type Conference Proceeding
Publication Full Conference Proceedings of AIC Colour 2013, 12th Congress of the International Colour Association, Volume II
Pages 489-492
Publisher AIC Colour
Local Great Britain
Ed/Org The Colour Group
ISBN / ISSN 978-0901623027
Language English