Chromatransposition: New Works By Joe Sloan

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Chromatransposition: New Works By Joe Sloan

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In many ways, the Chromatransposition series can be considered to be an experiment. Through the series, the artist aims to encourage thoughts about color theory and forced perception, and to create an only fleeting experience of color powered by many man-hours of repetitive manual labor. Panels in Chromatransposition each display roughly 21,600 dot stickers, hand-placed one by one. Each piece in the series is based around a single solid color, which is dissected into 4 or 5 base colors. Base colors go through an algorithm that determines their individual influence over the hue and value of the overall color, and are produced in amounts proportional to the surface area of each canvas. The stickers are purposefully distributed randomly to eliminate patterns and to evenly distribute color information reaching the eye of the viewer. The mosaic of colored dots presents viewers with a mass of random color information, which is meant to be reassembled into a single swatch by the viewer. This process requires forced perception, as there are several techniques to achieve visualization of the solid color. Many of these techniques can be considered meditative, as they require intense focus and patience.