Art Basel Miami 2023

Group Show
December 6, 2023
Miami, Florida, United States

DANAE & DMINTI are pleased to present Universal Color Clock by Ricci Albenda

Albenda has been exhibited extensively, both in the United States and abroad at venues including: The Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, Museum of Modern Art, New York, MoMA PS1, Queens, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the New Museum, New York.

The artist experiments with written language as a visual and linguistic entity, both personal and collective. Through textual paintings, he develops a colorization system called COLOR-I-ME-TRY. This algorithmic system mathematically associates each letter with a unique color spectrum. Vowels align with the archetypal hues of the prism spectrum ROYGBIV: a = red, e = orange, i = yellow, o = green, u = blue. Numerals occupy the magenta tones, connecting the end of the alphabet with its beginning to form a complete color wheel

Ricci Albenda has chosen 1440 unique colors to correspond to each minute of the day. Each person can own a color based on a specific spectrum correlated with a minute within a 24-hour timeframe. This digital artwork is created on the Ethereum blockchain following the ERC721 standard.

Ricci Albenda is a contemporary American visual artist and sculptor. His sculptural and pictorial works explore the perception of architectural space. Albenda challenges the rigidity of the built environment through three-dimensional experiences, trompe-l'oeil projections, and visually distorting paintings.

Ricci Albenda, Universal Color Clock. ⓒRicci Albenda. Courtesy of the artist.


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