Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape by Leon van den Eijkel



AUTHOR:

Leon van den Eijkel

YEAR:

1996

LOCATION:

Gibbs Farm, Auckland, New Zealand

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © 1-4 gibbs farm, 5-6 

Richard Joseph

SOURCE:

gibbs farm

  

NOTE: 

Tried and true colour harmonies based on the three primary colours of red, yellow and blue, are pitted against what van den Eijkel calls his “Pacific colours” in a dialogue between European modernism and the southern hemisphere environment. The work also pits itself against the gradient and colour gradations of the farm’s green slopes with its precise articulation of a true horizontal plane, the grid and of perfect squares; and through its composition of solid colours floating on their pure black plinths. 

from: gibbs farm