Reconciled 2 Crimson Lake by Ljubomir Popovic (Fine Arts)
From a series of painting made 2018-2020
Flecks and blurriness as decontextualised landscapes, tantamount to dimensions of an introspective journey. Capturing the first gestures of a punctured aerosol can, in a split second the pigments bursts out, leaving out the traces of colour explosions. Collected on small format MDFs, the coloured tiles in it's sphere of abstraction are placed as a contemplation of power relations that meander each other. The centre of interest is in the embodiment and the inquiry of colour equally vibrating with it's structures. Finding a calm from our past social structures and daily ambiguities by dealing with the impact of colours as a self therapeutic process. The paintings become a sanctuary from the affects of childhood traumas, where the colours and it's structures has an importance to be within.
This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020
For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.
Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.