Colour is an Illusion (2019), explores the relativity of colour through the teachings of Josef Albers in his book Interaction of Colour. Albers was an artist and teacher in the in the mid 20th century. He was able to show his students the relativity of colour by arranging plates of coloured paper over solid coloured backgrounds. By moving the paper to different backgrounds, the colour appeared to shift, demonstrating the subjectivity of the human eye’s perception.
Laying a screen flat on a table mimics that of Albers' paper process to a digital realm.
This work attempts to demonstrate Albers' teachings through animation and design. The colours in each design are all specifically chosen and interconnected in order to demonstrate the illusion of colour. This piece attempts to create a consciousness of colour and teach the viewers about the biases that are defaulted into our human eyes.