100 Shades of colour

There’s nothing like colour to lift the spirit, as Emmanuelle Moureaux’s recent installation attests. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Art Center of Tokyo, the architect and designer created the poetic “Forest of numbers”, a rainbow hued matrix of 60,000 brightly coloured numbers suspended from the ceiling, arranged in three dimensional grids. Through a cut out section which forms a pathway, visitors are invited to walk through the numeric forest which occupies the 2,000 square metre exhibition space.

A native of France, Moureaux moved to Japan more than 20 years ago. Fascinated by the vibrant colours of Tokyo, colour remains the guiding principle of her work, combined with the concept of ‘Shikiri’, which literally means “dividing (creating) space with colours”. Through the use of various colourful elements Mourreaux creates divisions that are subtle and light, evoking a sense of stillness and visual stimulation at the same time.

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