"Natural Manifest" (不言自明)
"Natural Manifest" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
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Colors are light’s suffering and joy – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the 1660s English physicist Isaac Newton, conducted a series of experiments with light, the results of which led to our modern day understanding of visible colors. But as with most things in life, science and art tend to go hand in hand. German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe challenged this view of color, arguing that it wasn’t a simple scientific measure but more like a subjective experience, perceived distinctively by each individual. And so began the study of the psychology of color. In fact, hues have an effect on human physiology and can influence our perception on things such as taste of food, emotions, or where to spend our money! McDonald’s famous golden arches were chosen to be this color for a specific reason. The color red is stimulating and can actually make your body feel hungrier, while the color yellow is associated with happiness and is very bright. But it’s not just advertisers taking advantage of this, in nature colors play a very important role in survival. Butterflies with vivid patterns and colors are warning predators that they are distasteful or possibly toxic. Brightly colored plants attract insects needed for pollination, and curiously enough red and yellow berries attract some species of birds, like cedar waxwings, ensuring the spreading of seeds. I guess you could say we share a natural instinct.
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Unique Edition, Shanghai 2021~2024
RGB LED display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, Vietnamese linen embedded in hand cast resin, teakwood frame
46(W)×65(H)×5.5(D) cm // 9.85 kg
61(W)×81(H)×22(D) cm // 21.15 kg
Food As Art As Food” at island6 Shanghai
Wang Chuanwen 王传文 (painting) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & animation)

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