“Quick Tide” – A new urban installation by Felipe Pantone in London
Continuing with the demonstration of chromatic phenomena, Felipe Pantone operated on London’s urban furniture last month by turning an elevated linear park in Greenwich Peninsula into a work of art. The intervention is part of the artist’s series called “Subtractive Variability.” The series combines the CMY model (used in color printing to allow standardization and a trademark in Pantone’s latest works) with the manipulative aspect -in this case: the act of displacing and rotating the same image throughout the whole structure to obtain endless combinations of the visible color spectrum. These are obtained from the subtraction of light that happens when the three colors — cyan, magenta, and yellow — are combined in their different variations.
“These details are usually easy to find as chromatic aberrations in prints by looking under the magnifier; it’s fantastic to be able to see this phenomenon on this installation in such a massive scale.”Felipe Pantone