The cobalt / ultramarine blue seems to inhabit the cities and villages of the UK as much as its people.
BLUE-MINGHAM = the Brummie urban space dominated by few specific tones of blue.
My sensorial and artistic obsession with blue started in 2012, as I could only paint on a basis of blue-orange
Since I moved to Birmingham in 2016,
my senses activated to a higher degree, seeing blue in the largest and tiniest details alike.
I then project it onto the canvas/paper/card/...
in a creative representation of
the Blue-mmie landscape that expands to the whole United Kingdom.
This fueled a
treasure-hunt type of urban strolling, capturing the blue(s) in their physical locations.
Do you remember that mass debate/controversy about
A phone-taken picture went viral in a blink of an eye, dividing the media-access-privileged world into the #whiteandgold vs the #blackandblue supporters.
Yet, the buzz created around such a lowly topic actually brought attention to some key aspects about human perception, more precisely, about
Now, what do you see around you?
Do you even really look around you?
« Look » as in observing new
or small details of places.
Gazing at the surroundings
can help you understand
where you are
why & how.