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Colour Scheme: An exploration of the Indeterminate Space of Colour investigates the potential for colour to be understood as a relational and therefore, indeterminate space.

In proposing that colour can be understood as a fluid and relational system the work draws attention to the unquantifiable and qualitative nature of colour. Colour can be understood as a verb, and such colour may be thought of as an active substance. This understanding of colour acknowledges that the mind is a co-contributor in the process of cognition. Colour may be viewed as an indeterminate substance because it exists in relation to its surroundings, and the eye and mind of the perceiver.

Colour Scheme consists of three associated and interconnected bodies of work. The first body of work explores the potential for CMYK process colour to be understood as a fluid and relational system. The second body of work consists of a series of paintings or colour actions that attempt to rework or reframe elements of colour theory. The final project is a reflection on the practice of identifying, naming, and marketing the colour grey, the most indeterminate of colours.

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Elke Varga
Contrast After Itten
2012

Watercolour on paper
104 x 119 cm

Elke Varga
Turner’s Shadow
2012

Acrylic House paint on Mdf, Pine Shelf
101 x 69 cm

Elke Varga
Any Which Way
2012

Sandblasted Glass and Glue
40 x 40 x 40 cm
Plinth, Pine, Glue and Paint
65 x 40 x 40 cm

Thanks to the technical staff associated with the Glass Workshop and to the staff at European Museum Technology for their assistance in assembling this work.

Elke Varga
Grey Paint
2013

Artist Book, Letterpress and screen-print on paper.
15 x 21 cm
Edition of 5

Thanks to the technical staff associated with the printmaking workshop.

Elke Varga
Grey
2014

Screen-print on Paper
30 x 21 cm

I would like to thank the technical staff associated with the Printmaking workshop for their advice and assistance in developing this work.

Elke Varga
Colour Scheme
2015

Installation View
Dimensions Variable

Elke Varga

Monash University
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