Piuttosto grigio è quasi soggettivo!
mix acrilic, oil, varnish on canvan, 400x125x300 cm
view at the exhibition Trinacria Contemporary, Artfactoty 02, Catania
The color comes from light. The light hitting an object is only partially absorbed. The part that is not absorbed is reflected and transmitted to color receptors inside the human eye. The color that we perceive, then, is what is actually being rejected by the object. The color is the visual perception generated by the nerve signals that the photoreceptors of the retina send to the brain when they absorb electromagnetic radiation of certain wavelengths and intensity in the so called visible spectrum or light. This means that each individual “perceives” the color differently. This phenomenon is not only due to the fact that there are never two eyes equal to each other. Even the interpretation of the color varies from individual to individual. Even the same person may perceive color differently at different times and according to mood. The color itself can therefore generate different sensations.
The relationship between light and color was discovered by the famous English scientist Isaac Newton (1643-1727). He noted that the prism not only deflected light but decomposed into a set of colors. They were the same colors of the rainbow. The rainbow is an optical phenomenon of breakdown of light pollution. The white light of the sun, composed of waves of different lengths, passing through the water drops suspended in the air is refracted (decomposed)”. Tied to a “painting” process, I made a work on the concept of “color”. For this project I produced a unique hue, the result of the mingling of colors residues not used for years. The colour, “monopolicromo” finds its drawing on a canvas painted in 2000, where on his back still remains the colours of the previous work. “Piuttosto grigio è quasi soggettivo” is a project that encloses in the colour a temporal representation of my research: a single, personal and unique colour.