RGB / 2011


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                                                 RGB 01 / video projection & painting on canvas / Processing  / 250 x 180 cm / 2011

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                                                         RGB 02 / video projection & painting on canvas / Processing  / 250 x 180 cm / 2011

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RGB 03 / video projection & painting on canvas / Processing  / 250 x 180 cm / 2011

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RGB 04 / video projection & painting on canvas / Processing  / 250 x 180 cm / 2011

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RGB 05 / video projection & painting on canvas / Processing  / 250 x 180 cm / 2011

In the series “RGB” Wellmer projects rays of color onto black and white oil paintings. The additive color mixing  of red, green and blue happens in realtime, based on generative code. Over time they change their color from red to green to blue in random speed. This happens so slowly that the eye can’t recognise it when observing the canvas constantly. Only when you look away for a minute and then look back,  you will notice the difference. The shifted perspective of the oil painting gets expanded with drifting patterns of color.

The starting point for each of the paintings is a photo made by the artist. Marcelina Wellmer photographs the architecture of Berlin city, often office buildings or train stations. In reality gray and static, Marcelina Wellmer starts to fold them as soon as they are caught on her computer and starts to put them into color. Wellmer says:“To me it is a lively intervention from a human perspective.

E.Wojtowicz, PhD Academy of Fine Arts Poznan / Poland