Mesmerizing mural, based on the design of a color test

The Bleeding Tomato

text and image roberto voorbij

This mural you could probably categorize as Optical Art. After all it does have a similar hypnotic effect. Particularly if you look at it a bit longer. But aside from this first formal interpretation it certainly does concern an engaged artwork. By leaving out any readable numbers – which in the original design from 1917 were visible for the non-color blind – the work suggests that everyone who looks at this mural is colorblind. It’s no coincidence that for this version has been chosen to use the Dutch national color orange.

Roberto Voorbij - Color BlindnessRoberto Voorbij – Color blindness (2015).

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