Part 1 | Aleksandra Stratimirovic & Athanassios Danilof | in collaboration with Targetti Sankey Spa | COLOR WHEELS
Color Wheels is a light art installation created as a perceptual instrument to investigate the experience of color and light through temporal luminous color arrangements.
This piece draws its initial inspiration from the enthralling history of color research. Artists, scientists and scholars ranging from Leon Battista Alberti, Phillip Otto Runge and Johaness Itten to Isaac Newton, Hermann von Helmholtz and J.W. von Goethe have developed different theories and approaches to understand and categorize color.
An emblematic form in this process has been the color wheel and its many interpretations.
Color Wheels is a triptych that generates a minimal and basic physical environment. Each section consists of six circles that are engaged in a concentric layered layout.
The visual experience is stimulated by successive brightness, hue and saturation hierarchies of reflected light on each circle. The perceptual process is enabled in an attempt to investigate color harmonies and analogies as well as complementary, simultaneous and sequential color contrasts and chromatic afterimages. Visual constancy is challenged.
As we move to an era where the analogue and the digital realms merge and the static becomes dynamic we are keen on re-visiting our relationship to light and color.
Color is a perception that is formed in our brain through past experience and visual information. Semantics of color explore the means by which languages communicate the visual impression in a historical and cultural context. Our approach is the opposite. Color Wheels aim to deliver live points of perceptual exploration to each observer.
Aleksandra Stratimirovic – Sweden/Serbia
Aleksandra Stratimirovic is active in the world of art and light with professional experience of more than 20 years in this field. She graduated in Applied Arts and Design at the University of Arts in Belgrade and completed her studies in specialized lighting design at Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design and KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her site-specific artworks are integrated in various public places in Sweden and abroad, such as hospitals, schools, train stations and residential areas.
She is also frequently exhibiting her light art installations and objects worldwide. In recent years her artworks have been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, National museum in Stockholm, Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris, and various institutions and events in London, Amsterdam, Ljubljana, Skopje, Belgrade, Tokyo, Osaka, Verona, Singapore, Stockholm etc. Aleksandra has received number of national and international awards for her work. She lives and works between Stockholm and Belgrade.
Athanassios Danilof – Greece
Athanassios Danilof is an architectural lighting designer and consultant, based in Athens and active exclusively in this field since 2005. He has completed a large number of lighting projects in the built environment and has received international awards. His visual planning projects include LEED certified office buildings, landmarks, landscapes, hotels, museums, artistic installations, residential and commercial buildings. He holds an MSc in Light & Lighting from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies – University College London (2004), an MSc in Engineering Management (2003) and a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2002) from Brunel University London. In parallel to his professional activities and before focusing entirely on his lighting design studio and professional practice, Athanassios has conducted research in Lighting Master-Planning and Urban Design Theory as a PhD.
Candidate at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens.
With kindly support of IASPIS – the Swedish Arts Grants Committee