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Wave Patterns @ LEVY.DELVAL, pictures

 

ADRIEN LUCCA
WAVE PATTERNS

19/04 28/05/2016

Note: from April 20 to 24, the gallery will be open from 10am to 6pm.


On white paper sheets, grids of little colored squares are painted. For every composition, the two juxtaposed colors are complementary and the proportion of each color is calculated for the optical average of the grid to be a grey. The local probability for a square of the grid to be of one or of the other color is determined by two superimposed sinusoidal waves, whose frequency and direction are randomly chosen. The complementary colors amplify themselves mutually when we look closely at them: a light yellow is more light and more yellow next to a dark blue-violet and vice-versa. However, the resulting color of the patterns is light, balanced, and a bit faded by the paper whiteness.
Because the colors of the compositions interact with each other and with the colors on the walls, the pieces were placed in a random order. There was no good reason for any of them to be next to another one in particular. The two colors used in every piece were used only once in the series. Some of them are very similar – for example the Pigment Yellow 74 and the Cadmium Yellow dark n°9 –, and these small differences are made more perceptible when they are next to each other. The variety of the colors used in the series covers all existing hues: red, orange, yellow, green, blue-green, turquoise, blue, blue-violet, violet and magenta. There is no black nor grey in use. The name of the pigments used and the order in which the compositions were produced determines the titles.
The wallpapers behind the frames and the drawings were generated by a similar algorithm that works with physical color measurements done with a spectrophotometer. Every pattern is unique by its shape and colors, but is generated by the same series of rules and constraints. 50% of the paper is covered by paint, and the superficy of the little squares can be 4 mm², 2 square root of 8 mm², 16 mm² or 2 square root of 32 mm².

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LA PLANCHE DES COULEURS OPTIMALES, janvier 2015

PLANCHE DES COULEURS OPTIMALES

Pencil, silkscreen and painting with custom paints on two prepared papers, 2015

All my best pigments and pigments-mixtures (2011-2015). Far beyond what a color printer can do (especially in the dark blue-violet, green and red regions), and beyond what a computer screen can display (in particular for the orange, yellow, and turkish-blue regions).

Let’s work on a printing system that could get close to this!

about half of the next one

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DPP RED PR 254

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover how amazingly red the pigment DPP Red is (PR 254, nicknamed “Ferrari Red”, see: http://blog.cleveland.com/pdextra/2007/10/pollock_cuts.html) But believe me, It’s truly amazingly red, more saturated than any Cadmium Red. It’s good news, since Cadmium pigments are part of my most toxic stuff here in the studio, so I am quite happy to say “bye bye Cadmium Red, you wont poison me anymore!” :)

http://shop.kremerpigments.com/en/pigments/pigments-of-modern-age/irgazine-red-dpp-bo-23180:.html

Impossible to display this color on a computer, but believe me if you want a pure Red with super-high chroma and lightfastness, you want PR 254!

macro photo on D65 6.1

macro D65 6 2

macro D65 6.1 1

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D65 6.2, in progress: around half-way

 

D65 6.2 progress C0

 

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D65 6.2 progress C4

Working a lot those days, I’m about to reach the half of this piece. A 3rd one will follow.

 

D65 6.2 progress C1

D65 6.2 progress C2

D65 6.2 progress C3

Large Green expansion #1

green expansion 21 12 2013 01

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Green

green!3

green!2

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green!1

3 more layers of green pigments to go, then 2 blues and the piece will be done!

work pics part 3

work 10

 

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Hope you enjoy the pictures, it’s my birthday today, I am 30 years old :)

D65 n°6: the system

12 10 2013 system

 

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An overview of the Turquoise territory, next to it: Magentaville

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How does this drawing works?

There are +-20 different colors that occupy several triangular or quadrangular zones of the construction. In general (but there can be exceptions, each color is present in more than one zone.)

In each of these zones, the amount of color varies from a minimum to a maximum, when the minimum is ZERO, it’s the end of the color’s territory.

12 10 2013 frontier

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The “border” between Turquoiseland and Cinland: each color is absent

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Below are 3 examples of such territories: Cinland (the land of Cinabre Cadmium Red), Magentaville (the “town” of Magenta, very small), Turquoiseland (another big territory, Cobalt Turquoise Blue).

12 10 2013 cinland 12 10 2013 magentaville 12 10 2013 turquoiseland

For the curious ones, the colorsystem is a modified CIE XYZ

second slice

SLICE 2 13 June 2013 Adrien LUCCA 01

SLICE 2 13 June 2013 Adrien LUCCA 02

SLICE 2 13 June 2013 Adrien LUCCA 03

 

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still 2 small triangles left, this “slice” contains a neutral almost at the middle of it, it’s a pity that the paper doesn’t remains flat…

2nd slice (in progress, 3 triangles left)

adrien lucca D65 5 12 JUNE 13 img01

adrien lucca D65 5 12 JUNE 13 img02

No time and no point to explain what these are now, I’ll do when it’s finished.

;)

Little study: 2 triplets containing a neutral, 2013

wada2 8 June 2013 A LUCCA

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a gift :)

slice in progress

adrien lucca D65 5 6 June 13 coupe

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This will be a slice of the 6-primaries polyhedron at the level of the lightest neutral grey

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