Verse is pleased to present Chromatics, a group exhibition dropped in two parts, exploring how various artists observe complex notions of colour within their compositions.

The exhibition takes the infamous 5x5=25 exhibition in 1921 as a reference point. At the exhibition the Russian Constructivist Alexander Rodchenko exhibited three canvases of a single colour. Rodchenko’s representation of the monochrome was the beginning of new and radical movements within art history; it also marked the end of ‘bourgeois’ ideas of the easel painting. The artist famously stated: ‘I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: it's all over.’

The notion of breaking away from traditional ways of understanding paintings and colour specifically within art is a starting point of exploration for Chromatics. While historically, artists such as Frank Stella attempted to represent colour uncontaminated or as he said ‘to keep the paint just as good as it was in the can’, the artists included in Chromatics employ an even purer version of colour. Using colour on digital screens and essentially composing directly with light allows them to preserve colours’ most potent and vibrant qualities. This is particularly evident in the work of Jonathan Chomko, where the slowly changing composition of the monochrome creates a rich and mesmerizing experience.

For the German philosopher Walter Benjamin, colour was a means to recapture childhood experiences, but colour is often highly symbolic within the socio-political terrain. These kinds of dichotomies are felt in the work of Mustafa Hulusi where the split images refer to a combination of memory and visual cultural overload. The video is jarring, uncomfortable but simultaneously beautiful.

how you see me 7 and 8 by Lars Wander’s are part of a series of work that derived from his fascination of mixing paints. The sparse and abstract compositions explore how the human eye innately attempts to read narratives and figures even within randomly computational generated images.

Nima Nabavi’s heavily layered, grid-driven compositions are greatly inspired by the work of his grandfather who was a geometric artist for over fifty years in Iran. Nabavi employs colour as a means to create form and depth within his compositions. Similarly the work of BY -MA is heavily informed by traditional patterns, yet their practice is deeply anchored in universal issues such as gender and labour equality that are explored through abstraction.

Zach Lieberman creates his mesmerizing art works with algorithms and coding, yet the artist also explores building experimental drawing and animation. Lieberman applies computation as ‘poetry’ and as an extension of an artistic medium to create the most entrancing pieces.

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Mustafa Hulusi
Acid Communism, 2022
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Zach Lieberman
line light study, 2022
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grid light study, 2022
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Zach Lieberman
grid light aberration study, 2022
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BYMA
Farbspiel #1, 2022
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BYMA
Farbspiel #2, 2022
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Nima Nabavi
Bloctagon, 2021
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Lars Wander
how you see me #7, 2022
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Lars Wander
how you see me #8, 2022
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Jonathan Chomko
Colour Time Atlanta, 2021
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Zach Lieberman
Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher, and educator with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify them in different ways — making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people's silhouettes into music. He's been listed as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People and his projects have won the Golden Nica from Ars Electronica...
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Jonathan Chomko
Jonathan Chomko (b. 1988, Canada) is an artist working with and against technology. His works examine the seam between physical and digital worlds, exploring how digital forces translate into and act upon the physical world, and how physical phenomena and expression are modulated as they enter the digital. Chomko’s work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Museum of 21st Century Arts (Italy, 2013), Sydney Opera House (Australia, 2014), Media Ambition Tokyo (Japan, 2016), and London...
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BYMA
BYMA is the alter-ego of artist Armaghan Fatemi, collaborating with her partner Michael Elsdörfer in the web3 space. Armaghan is a conceptual artist who has worked across a variety of media. She is particularly passionate about textiles, and has recently focused on traditional carpet weaving techniques from the country of her birth, Iran. “Invisible Hands”, her installation and documentary exploring the labor conditions of the production of these carpets were part of a recent exhibition at Quad...
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Mustafa Hulusi
Mustafa Hulusi represented Cyprus at the 52nd International Exhibition of Contemporary Art of La Biennale di Venezia/ Venice Biennale in 2007 (catalogue). He has exhibited widely in Europe and most recently in Asia. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, the Saatchi Gallery, London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, the Stedelijk Museum / Stedelijk Bureau, Amsterdam, the BALTIC, Gateshead, UK (cat.), MoMA/PS1, New York and...
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Nima Nabavi
Nima Nabavi lives and works in Dubai, where he dedicates himself to an art practice driven by a mathematical approach and a contemplative execution of intricate geometries. Nima's first solo exhibition 1,2,3 at The Third Line, Dubai, consisted of 27 new works in three series. Nima's group exhibitions include: Ways of Seeing Abstraction - Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Palais Populaire, Berlin, Germany (Upcoming 2021); There is Fiction In The Space Between, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE...
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Lars Wander
Lars Wander is a computer artist, born in Germany, and living in NYC. His visual artwork follows his interests in perception, generative patterns, and computational systems. He’s been writing programs to explore complexity for well over a decade, and began publishing his generative artwork in 2020. During the day, Lars works at Google writing visualization software to understand the dynamics of global-scale storage systems, his scientific research was published in IEEE, and in the evenings he...
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