Red Travels Most
the Hot, Thin
Die Chromatika is the artist's response to Goethe's 'Theory of Colours' and Rudolf Steiner's writings on colour.
The first works in the series offer alternative poetic interpretations of the primary colours Blue, Red and Yellow.
Of red the artist wrote: I once saw fireworks rising from the coast of Sicily in celebration of a saint's day. I was high up above the coast in a hill town, looking down on the whole thing.
It was a very hot Mediterranean evening and all the lights of the coastline were shimmering in the heat haze.
When the fireworks came, the blue and green seemed far away but the red travelled very quickly towards me like a great red chrysanthemum of expanding fire.
I felt that the red light was somehow travelling through the heated up atmosphere more easily than any of the other colours.
Switzerland, July 2020
Johannes Kühl, Kirsten Behle,
Petra Meyer, Beatrix Zessler
Clear Channel Schweiz