Pico Balla marks the beginning of an engagement with colour and its effect. Measured not only by the pure colour effect of an object, it also searches for patterns of behavior with each other and their inconsistency in perception, influenced by external conditions such as light.
The variety of different colour effects that emerge depending on the angle, distance and lighting conditions is enormous. The work states out in a wonderfully subtle way that the development of colour mixtures and effects in space can only be calculated to a certain extent. For this very reason, however, the acquisition of knowledge about colours and their effect behavior is indispensable.
The pure function as a wall shelf only marks a minor aspect of this object. For this reason, Pico Balla clearly moves between design and art. In addition, the pressure to function as a shelf does not weigh on the work. The wall display thus becomes a medium of communication and even a medium of colour investigation.
Pico Balla can be purchased. Price and further details on request.
Figure 2 is under the copyright of and photographed by Christoph Hauf.