Our use of colour is the expression of certain social codes. Historically and sociologically, in Western countries very bright colours were associated with 'lesser' social groups: promiscuous and vulgar women, gay men and indigenous, colonised people. By contrast, white was associated with the divine and the pure.
Colonial undertones are present in the way we approach, use and perform colour. In this ongoing body of work, I present a few paintings as visual inquiries linking the history and sociology of certain colours to various aspects of coloniality.
Colour and Coloniality