Colours and Emotions in art exhibition
Colours are feelings. Emotions are tubes of colour. Sometimes we feel grey. Other times we feel monochromatic. If people from two hundred and fity years from now came, they would look at the archives we document daily and wonder why.
They would wonder why in the depths of the pool of colour, we only chose one to reflect who we are and what we felt. Why can we not feel yellow and red simultaneously? What if my anger is not just red? Maybe it is a little red and more orange. Why do we reduce every emotion to just one colour? If rage and anger are variants of one emotion, why does one colour encompass the two? And it is in art that emotions wear many different colours.
The exhibition at The Art Curator at Lourensford Estate proves this. The colours and tints painted on the canvases are an array of how many emotions can sit in you at the same time. In other words, the paintings offered me the opportunity to look beneath the surface and find what it is it that they want me to feel.
Each painting, in telling a different story, uses colour as its voice. Even though, the landscapes, the use of line and space are elements that contribute to what you feel, it is colour that is the focal point and therefore what draws you in. Without colour, the paintings tell different stories.