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Artlyst Photo Special: Carsten Nicolai Unicolor At The Vinyl Factory Space

02-07-2015
 
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The Vinyl Factory space presents Unicolor, a light installation Carsten Nicolai and a development of the artist's previous projects univrs/uniscope version (2010) and unidisplay (2012). The work is informed by Goethe’s Theory of Colours, the works of artists Josef Albers and Johannes Itten and historic scientific and semiotic writings that reflect on the connections between psychology and coloration.

Carsten Nicolai, Unicolor, 2015, Vinyl Factory Space, © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

Unfolding against a long wall, and using mirrors to vastly expand the effect, Unicolor utilises a series of 24 modules to stimulate different visual effects that interfere with perception and seeing.

Carsten Nicolai, Unicolor, 2015, Vinyl Factory Space, © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

Nicolai’s practice investigates the boundaries between visual and audio art forms within an integrated artistic approach. Influenced by scientific reference systems, often employing mathematical patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, randomisation and self-organising structures.

Carsten Nicolai, Unicolor, 2015, Vinyl Factory Space, © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

The installation at the Vinyl Factory Space is an extension of the artist's ongoing fascination with the boundaries between audio and visual art forms. Nicolai’s mirror and projection piece is said to stretch panoramic wavelengths of blue, red, green and grey to infinity, confronting the viewer with a visceral expanse of colour and sound to test the limits of perception.

Carsten Nicolai, Unicolor, 2015, Vinyl Factory Space, © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

Developing Nicolai’s previous projects univrs/uniscope version (2010) and unidisplay (2012), unicolour unfolds against a mirrored wall to give the impression of infinity, drawing inspiration from a huge range of influences from Goethe’s Theory Of Colour to the work of artists Josef Albers and Johannes Itten.

Carsten Nicolai, Unicolor, 2015, Vinyl Factory Space, © photo P A Black Artlyst 2015

Carsten Nicolai: Unicolor - The Vinyl Factory’s space at Brewer Street Car Park, London W1F 0LA - until 2 August 2015


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