Light 7

Light 7
signed and dated ‘MINGCHUN ‘17’ (lower right)
acrylic on canvas
150 x 89 cm. (59 x 35 in.)
Painted in 2017
Fish Art Center, Taipei
Acquired from the above by the present owner
London, Saatchi Gallery, START Art Fair, September 2017.
Taipei, Fish Art Centre, Unification of Color and Light, December 2018-February 2019.
Tainan, Remarkable Cultivation, The Redialectic of Unification of Color and Light, September – December 2020.

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Lot Essay

“"The Unification of Light and Color” Light is color, and color is light. Thus, the primary colors of light and pigments should not be defined separately by the traditional theory.”

In science, the subtractive theory is also known as the Elimination of Primary Colors, which is more easily observable in pigment and reflective light source. But when we further understand the attenuation of natural light, we will see that the subtractive theory, as opposed to the additive theory, relates closer to the reality of light. In the subtractive theory, we take the secondary colors of light (magenta, yellow and cyan) as the primary colors of pigment and change cyan to viridian green, so whether light or pigment, the mixture and changes will start from white (brightest) to black (darkest). In this way, light and pigment not only unify to form the new three primary colors of Color-Light, they also combine logic and application, making paintings more true to life, recreating light and color with realism.
— Ming-Chun Huang

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