Tropic of Orange – Karen Tei Yamashita by Willem Besselink


Willem Besselink
Tropic of Orange – Karen Tei Yamashita
gouache on panel
11 3/4 x 11 5/8 x 1 inches

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In his series Romankleuren (Novel colors), Besselink processes colors mentioned in novels written and set in Los Angeles. He uses self-created sets of rules as vehicles to make them comprehensible and tangible, physically as well as visually. Thus, his drawings result into a coded network of colored lines, whose angles change with each chapter.

In his paintings Besselink translates the poetics of imaginary colors into quantifiable color blocks. Finally, orange ribbons, derived from Karen Tei Yamashita‘s novel Tropic of Orange (1997), span the exhibition space and superimpose the architectural system.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 x 11.5 x 1 in