Shaping Colour : Germans Ermičs

During the past 2 years my work has been concentrated on experimentation with simple forms in glass and ongoing in-depth research between the material and its chromatic expression. ‘Shaping Colour’ project can be seen as a visual investigation into the relationship between colour and shape.
In the realm of production of objects the phase of colour application is normally seen as the final act of a process of assembly and manufacture, a procedure of finishing or decoration. Instead of finishing a product by just painting it, I started from colour, wondering about what would it look like if I stretch, turn or fold the colour as if it was a three-dimensional shape. I wanted to treat the colour in a completely different way.


Text courtesy of Germans Ermičs

Photography by Lonneke van der Palen









I chose very simple geometric shapes and transformed its cold, linear geometry into an element of unprecedented depth, opening the way for a world of new interpretations. The colour becomes the element that generates the meaning of the form, transforming the pure geometry of material into an expressive object. The use of colour – applied to objects through a particular process of pigmentation. In my work it’s a way of approaching colour as a true three-dimensional object having its own consistency.

This is a continuation of this path of thoughts. I’ve decided to expand the visual language by adding a curve, which gives a completely new perspective of how colour and shape can relate. I’ve designed 4 new pieces shifting my focus to how parts of each furniture piece are interacting with each other – this time pushing, pulling and folding.







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