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RGB | Carnovsky

11.06.2012 | Art, Design
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Milanese collective Carnovsky have decked out east London bar and gallery DreamBags-JaguarShoes in their wallpaper that changes under different lighting conditions.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

Called RGB, the papers are printed in red, green, blue and yellow to reveal different layers of imagery when viewed with coloured lighting.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

Big game emerge from the undergrowth in red lighting, monkeys in blue lighting and a jungle of plants in green lighting.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

A series of limited edition prints is also on show.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

DreamBags-JaguarShoes is named after the two shops that occupied the space in the 1980s.
The same signs still hang on the shop front.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

Images by Jeff Metal, courtesy of JaguarShoes Collective.

Here are some more details from Carnovsky:


RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

RGB’s technique consists in the overlapping of three different images, each one in a primary color.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

The resulting images from this three level’s superimposition are unexpected and disorienting.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three levels.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

In each image three layers live together, three worlds that could belong to a specific animal kingdom or to an anatomical part, but at the same time connect to a different psychological or emotional status that passes from the clear to the hidden, from the light to the darkness, from the awakeness to the dream in something that could be a sort of exploration of the surface’s deepness.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

We have always wanted to explore the concept of “Jungle” or really tangled, intricate and dense tropical forest, and for the exhibition at DreamBags-JaguarShoes we have created some new pieces, new wallpapers and new limited edition prints about this idea.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

The jungle subject, with its exuberant, twisted and redundant vegetation that hides bizarre creatures, lends us to the exploration of another theme: the night.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

For the first time in fact we are presenting some pieces from a new series that represents an evolution of our RGB project: RGB – The black series.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

They follow the same original RGB principles but inverted, so it works over a black background and, looking through the filters, lights or transparent materials in the three colors, the worlds appear on negative.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

The space at DreamBags-JaguarShoes that was already divided in two, gave us the idea to divide the installation in two parts, one white and one black, as if they were the day and the night.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

Through a green filter or light it is possible to see the jungle clearly, and through a red all the jungle animals appear, well, not all of them, the blue filter makes an entire guffawing monkey’s tribe emerge embroiling with the other creatures behind the dense vegetation.

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoesRGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

DreamBags-JaguarShoes
32-34 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch,
London E2 8DA

RGB by Carnovsky at DreamBags-JaguarShoes

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