Last Radio Playing (VIII)

30″ x 22″ (76 x 56 cm), acrylic on paper, 2015.

In early 2015, Chris Gollon painted a series of 10 works on paper, as an experiment in colour. In each image he kept the same subject matter, and experimented only with composition and colour, looking at the various combinations of colour contrasts, such as simultaneous contrast, saturation contrast and many others from Johannes Itten’s seminal book The Art of Colour. Gollon used all variations of the colour spheres and scales from Itten’s book in his series of 10 paintings. The title ‘Last Radio Playing’ comes from a Bob Dylan lyric in the song ‘Shooting Star’.

This work also appears in the film installation: FIREWALL.