Shadow meets light

Colour theory, graphic design, and use of space

Minor course in Design Academy Eindhoven.


He started the program by visiting Florence, the center of the Renaissance and the center of great cultural change. Here the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe is visible from every corner. Returning to Eindhoven with new knowledge and understanding, work was made in response. Reconfiguration of ideas seen in Florence with eyes of the 21st century, they show a diversity of models of different stages in the process, made in all sorts of media and developed within many different contexts.





Where are the colours coming from? 

For him, researching on a daylight changing is the most important study to understand colour.


He started by observation a day, from 06:00 am- 20:00 pm, how the natural light has given us colour.


Winter time idealisation colour between 6am-8pm

Research how to saturate the CMY with different material and pigments


Based on the belief that RGB can be defined as the most original light colours, is it possible to create a light version of RGB colours with paint, that tricks the human eye into believing that they are the original light colours? 

To achieve this effect, he has tried various methods such as coating, printing, and painting on different materials such as paper of different textures and thicknesses, glass and plastic. Most of the experiments failed to achieve a natural effect of containing light, besides glass and plastic.

This is because the transparency of both materials allows light to go through which brightens up the colour. However, the effect on a flat surface was not convincing because it can only be seen from a certain angle with light reflection. He found out that the key element to achieving the best effect is to have multiple surfaces to reflect more light. Hence, he made use of the properties of plastic, by conveniently heating it up and creating waves to give more reflecting surfaces.





Black layer

Blue layer

Red layer

Yellow layer

He makes use of plastic's transmittance and transparency to make the colour more vivid and alive.