Tomoyuki Yanagawa +
Takayoshi Ohara
Valeur [Area Conversion]
Tomoyuki Yanagawa + Takayoshi Ohara
year: 2016
material: Lambda Paper, Acrylic Plate, Degital Gelatin Silver Print
size: W600 x H600 x D20 mm

色の見えの強さはその面積や形、隣り合う色によって相対的に変化するが、《Area Conversion》では、そういった色彩と面積の関係性による造形感覚に着目した作品である。

The brightness of colours can have a relative effect on the area, shape and neighbouring colors, but in “Area Conversion”, the sense of form brought about by the relationship between color and area is explored.
Firstly, the Valeur, the visual brightness, of each color used in an arbitrary grid image is calculated, then by adjusting the area so bright colors are small, and faint colors are large, a balanced state is produced in which all colored surfaces within the image have the same visual brightness.
The resulting colored surfaces have no distinction between them no matter what color they are, so it has become an image where there is no specific impression of color, such as “red surface” or “blue surface”.