'GREEN + BLUE = CYAN 2001
Anna Barriball (1972 – )
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- TWO ANGLEPOISE LIGHTS, FELT TIP PEN AND PAPER
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In Anna Barriball’s simple object-sculptures and works on paper she uses the act of drawing to define presence. Actual objects are overdrawn or drawing is used to provide the imprint of form, such as the impression of the base of a bucket or of a bouncing ball on paper. In ‘green+blue = cyan’ two lamps are similarly coloured, one blue and one green. They are positioned next to each other so their light beams form two overlapping circles; in the drawing on the wall in front of them the colours in the overlapping circles also overlap to form the third colour. These pared-down compositions, using commonplace objects against a neutral ground, demonstrate an emphasis on geometric order and on the effects of light and shade reminiscent of the genre throughout the modern period.
Still Life, British Council 2000