iyaw Kis

For nine years I drew and painted in black and white. All shades of gray was my choice. Colors were annoying. Then gradually after a fundamental life-style shift including diet, a primal change happened. I began to love color combinations. I seek out time-lapse videos of nature with changing colors. Color counterpoint are unique therapeutic for me. While music plays out in time, colors play out in space. What if we can have compositions of colors in time analogous to music compositions?...

For nine years I drew and painted in black and white. All shades of gray was my choice. Colors were annoying. Then gradually after a fundamental life-style shift including diet, a primal change happened. I began to love color combinations. I seek out time-lapse videos of nature with changing colors. Color counterpoint are unique therapeutic for me. While music plays out in time, colors play out in space.

What if we can have compositions of colors in time analogous to music compositions? Instead of hearing successive sounds in time, we see successive color-combination in time. What if we can play with after-image phenomenon. What if we can make all shade of grays from colors?

I began to write computer programs to mix and change color in all permutations. Then I found certain permutations I favor most - Some I never expected - some complementary, some slightly off complementary (i.e. ultramarine blue versus phalo blue to cadmium orange). Since there are trillions of combinations, the search space must be drastically reduced using heuristic rules to get results quickly.

We all know a 10-course dinner can be a delightful workout for the taste-buds - Or a 2-hour music concert for the ears. How about a 200-course color palette? It may change your mood 200 times in 10 minutes. This is analogous to hearing the same song performed by 10 different singers. In his time, Andy Warhol changed the colors for the Marilyn Monroe series - with reduced or posterized colors. We can now do this with billions of colors, and in video.

Selected 2.5D paintings are available on Amazon Video. Blu-rays and DVDs will be out in March 2017