“… A single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing. All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. The difference is spreading.” –Gertrude Stein
but , this time with red.
What is the function of monochrome? In Bluets? Beyond? Monochrome as fixation, obsession, distillation, neuroses.
A method to “keep disorder at bay”?
When happens when you only have one color to work with.
“London-based artist Sea Hyun Lee created a series of oil paintings using just one single color. The series, entitled
From a distance, the oil paintings seem like big red blobs across the canvas. But, upon closer inspection, the subtle details of the landscape reveal themselves to the viewer. As we fill in the gaps between red and white, the project statement explains, “Lee’s paintings inhabit a curious space between wholeness and fragmentation. In this way they reveal both the disruptions and inconsistencies that mar our sense of reality, as well as the totality we evoke in order to keep that disorder at bay.”