Complementary Colours

Friday 23 June 2017

By Ashley Lumb

About this Curation

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.

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.

61cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Other Media
$1,230
100cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$580
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,500
60.5cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$830
65cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$600
75cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$450
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Oil Paint
$180
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Drawings
$390
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,500
170cm (W) x 230cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$9,000
46cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$660
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350
116cm (W) x 110cm (H)
Other Media
$1,950
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$340
61cm (W) x 22cm (H)
Other Media
$340