Black / Disorder (China Version)

Representation Paradox Series, 180 x 120 cm, 2016

“Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light…Black was one of the first colors used by artists in neolithic cave paintings. In the 14th century, it began to be worn by royalty, the clergy, judges and government officials in much of Europe. It became the color worn by English romantic poets, businessmen and statesmen in the 19th century, and a high fashion color in the 20th century. In the Roman Empire, it became the color of mourning, and over the centuries it was frequently associated with death, evil, witches and magic… In China, the color black is associated with water, one of the five fundamental elements believed to compose all things… It is also associated with disorder, including the positive disorder which leads to change and new life.” Excerpt from (13 January 2016)
Back to Top