truecolor (DAMIEN HIRST)

this is a series of text images based on the color spots painted by
DAMIEN HIRST. each color spot was assigned the corresponding hexadecimal
code (hexcode). size, proportions and titles of the originals have been retained.

a special monospace font was designed. the font "HexCircle" allows six of sixteen alphanumeric characters (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e, f) that make up a hexcode, to be depicted as a circle. the work arose in search of a logic of color concepts demanded by LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN. this presentation as code creates colors as linguistic constructs.

the representation as code allows a color depiction in black and white. the truth of a color is determined and guaranteed by its hexadecimal code (hexcode). the chromaticity of the pigment colors changes over the years. pigment colors do not change synchronously, i. e. red fades differently than blue or yellow. every pigment, every resin, ages differently and causes chromatic shifts between the colors.


Sulfobromophthalein, truecolor, 2018
108 x 108 inches, 36 inch spot


Abalone Acetone Powder, truecolor, 2018
22,8 x 24,4 inches


Phe-Val, truecolor, 2018
90 x 90 inches, 18 inch spot


Dicaprin, truecolor, 2018
52 x 60 in, 4in spot


Oleic Acid Ethyl Ester, truecolor, 2018
48 x 48 inches, 48 inch spot