Our Colour by Liz West
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colours and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works.
She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour. For the 2016 edition of the Bristol Biennial British West invited visitors to drench themselves in the spectrum.
West transformed architectural space and turned colour into an immersive and embodied experience by refracting light through carefully arranged coloured theatre gels. A vivid world was created, exploring human visual perception and how colour affects our emotions and our bodies.
This new artwork is part of a seriest under the umbrella title “Your Colour Perception” that began in a residency at Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces Federation House in 2015.
“Our Colour” is an immersive light installation, developed with experts and designed as an experiment in human colour perception. Using light as a sculptural material, the artist explores the physical, emotional and psychological effects of colour within a space.
Images courtesy of Liz West