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2019

Rgb led display, one-way glass, teakwood frame

Edition of 8

Dimensions: 39cm(H) x 39cm(W) x 6cm(D) / 15.4"(H) x 15.4"(W) x 2.4"(D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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// BLURB //
Endless debates on whether color or drawing is more important within painting were definitive in the history of art ever since the Renaissance. According to the Venetian traditions, the more sensual “colore” was the true nature of mosaics, frescoes and oil painting. On the contrary, Florentine Renaissance artists believed in the superiority of “disegno” or drawing as being rational and scientific in its approach to perspective and design of composition. This opposition was that of nature and intellect, observation and invention. Yet, the two elements couldn’t exist without each other… thought the Renaissance master, until somebody came and got rid of drawing, this skeleton of painting to see the flesh of paint live free like the rainbow of cosmic gas in the vacuum of space. The scientific approach was finally passed on to the observers of nature when the impressionists started questioning what the eyes can see. They saw the whole spectrum of colors of Goethe’s color wheel as building blocks of vision and painting. It’s only one step away from abstraction. But the question here is, having let design go, when do we say good bye to the illusion of color?

Edition 1/8, Shanghai 2017-2019 | RGB LED display, one-way glass, teakwood frame | 39×39 cm

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Artist Profile

Born: 2006

Hometown: Shanghai

Lives and Works: Shanghai

island6 六岛 (Liu Dao) is a Shanghai-based collective of tech-geeks and creative talents whose driving force is collaboration. Since its inception in 2006, this dynamic international group has produced multimedia art that muses on the relationship between the delicate qualities of traditional art and the technical complexities of the contemporary. Artists from diverse disciplines converge to contemplate the past, present, and future of China through their humorous and innovative new media work. Their unique collaborative philosophy explores the cultural potential of the convergence of art, technology, and science in their quest to promote cross-cultural dialogue. Liu Dao's ever expanding repertoire includes works in diverse mediums such as LED art, video art, interactive art, neon, photography, painting, sculpture, and dynamic laser art, among others.

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