Elke Varga

Colour Scheme: An exploration of the Indeterminate Space of Colour investigates the potential for colour to be understood as a relational and therefore, indeterminate space.

In proposing that colour can be understood as a fluid and relational system the work draws attention to the unquantifiable and qualitative nature of colour. Colour can be understood as a verb, and such colour may be thought of as an active substance. This understanding of colour acknowledges that the mind is a co-contributor in the process of cognition. Colour may be viewed as an indeterminate substance because it exists in relation to its surroundings, and the eye and mind of the perceiver.

Colour Scheme consists of three associated and interconnected bodies of work. The first body of work explores the potential for CMYK process colour to be understood as a fluid and relational system. The second body of work consists of a series of paintings or colour actions that attempt to rework or reframe elements of colour theory. The final project is a reflection on the practice of identifying, naming, and marketing the colour grey, the most indeterminate of colours.

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