Colour at work - 2 brief videos of artists making abstract art in huge canvases, in closeup, watching the colours react and interact.
Jessica Zoob paints gigantic canvases in delicate colours. How does scale influence a work or series of works?
Fits snugly into my blog category for "Thing of Beauty". That colour palette is almost edible. https://vimeo.com/102185256
Saloua Raouda Choucair was in Paris in the 1940s at Ferdinand Legier's studio. She has made vibrant pictures and sculptures made up of many small pieces which fit together. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex/Shutterstock shown in Guardian review. Despite the second World War, despite living and working in Beirut during exploding car bombs (there is broken glass …
There are many videos made from moving colours of paint, water, gels, oils, flowing around together. I particularly like the colour palette of this one. https://vimeo.com/127468772
A lovely little 2 minute show... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsXtUhDPc6o
Gillian paints glorious, large, confident abstract canvases full of glowing colour - because she wants "intensity" rather than tone. In person, she appears rather the opposite - very quiet, unconfident about her skill, very down to earth, prosaic. She is irritated by people's determined search for meaning in her art - it is simply a …