The price doesn't include the production costs (50€ per square meter) / The “gradated” wall painting with alternations of white/blue and white/black is given a vanishing point, a point of perceptual transition, in the form of a mirror. The “gradation” immerses the viewer in an “atmospheric” reality which can also be experienced as a mathematical construction. Cinematographically, by means of a precise pre-established process, this mural paint is mixed and classified and then applied to the walls continuously, like a fluid sequence: like the petrifaction of an artistic act which freezes the irreversibility of time. The mirror redoubles and spatialises the wall painting and paradoxically places the spectator physically within a concrete illusion. In this ephemeral mural intervention, the viewer is totally given up to the colour which, when the blue arises and then again disappears into the white, evokes atmospheric perspective. In the black variant, a direct connection with photography becomes visible, like the slow “development” of a black-and-white photographic image.
View of the installation at Galerie Perrotin, Paris in 2013
About Pieter Vermeersch
Belgian, b. 1973, Kortrijk, Belgium, based in Brussels, Belgium