Contrast in painting is an artist’s key tool. So too is how you pair works together on a wall. Complementary colours are any two hues that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel. Warm colours complement cold, so, think green opposed to red, orange opposed blue, or violet opposed to yellow. Pairing them on a wall together makes both appear brighter and makes each work stand out more. The works paired in this selection are designed to create this particular effect. For example, the deep blue in Icarus painting appears to be more intense when paired with the rich orange colours in Enclosed. Have a look around the site and see what dynamic pairings you can come up with.
Friday 23 June 2017
About this Curation
About the Curator
Ashley is an American curator and art historian and has an M.Litt in the History of Photography from the University of St. Andrews. She has worked as a Curatorial Assistant for the British Museum and as a Research Affiliate at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Since 2012 she has been independently curating photography exhibitions in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia with her curatorial collective Hemera. She is also the founder of the London and New York Photography Diaries.